Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I am a huge Jane Austen fan.  And I have been for about 15 years, since I first read Pride and Predjudice at the recommendation of Kevin's sister, Mandy.  It's a good story:  funny, romantic, and full of amusing characters.  I haven't seen the latest movie about Jane Austen, but sometime I'd like to...but anyway, I thought that this piece on Mr. Darcey was on target.  The first time I heard someone liken romance books for women to pornography for men, I was appalled.  But, I have come to believe it's true.  Even the 'respectable' ones can be, if their fictional men become the standard in our minds.  

I don't plan on packing away my Austen books, but I think I will refrain from buying that 'I heart Mr. Darcey' t-shirt.  :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like what you said about not making the character the standard in our minds. That is a good way to keep ourselves from "emotional adultery" (still adultery in God's view!).