“The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”
-Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
I have less than 100 pages left in Sense and Sensibility and, even though I know it has a happy ending, I’m kind of worried about how Austen is going to pull it off…It seems like Marianne and Elinor have so far to go to find happiness but they both deserve it so much! I love the above quote from Marianne because it’s such a progressive thought during that period, even if she meant it in a sillier way. Women’s desires and requirements weren’t taken much into account back then, so much love to Austen for creating girls like Marianne and Elinor who aren’t afraid to stand up and think for themselves 💕 Even in today’s more “progressive” world, women still sometimes need the reminder that it’s OK to put yourself first!
*Illustration by C.E. Brock