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Jane Austen quotes what all of us females are thinking…if in their place in their time

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”  #JaneAusten in Persuasion #classicromancebookquotes

Tell it, girl. Ode to the woman who knows “she can handle it”.

Classic Novels that Should be Taught in School

Why should one have read the following before hitting adulthood:

a. The list below covers a wide spectrum of characters from many walks of life. (The wider the spectrum the better a person can problem solve how to react to all kinds of people in the world, create more compassion and acceptance and open mindedness towards others, and even come to appreciate all walks of life.)

b. To have an awareness that there is good and evil in the world and how to respond to it as well as what consequences our choices can lead to in the end is a good reminder to anyone that we should all look before we leap.
1 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
2 1894 by George Orwell
3 And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
4 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
5 Lord of the Flies by William Golding
6 Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Stories Collection
7 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
8 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
9 The Pearl by John Steinbeck
10 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Websites that cover character analysis and examines good and evil in classic novels:

study.com

enotes.com

schmoop.com

 

 

Book Quotes to remind of us of our choices in life

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

“It has made me better loving you … it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better.”

The Caged Bird Writer reminds us often of advice we all should remember…

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

Maya Angelou

Classic novels give us life lessons! Here’s one to chew on.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

—Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird