Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take ittragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are amongthe ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to havenew little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now nosmooth road into the future: but we go round, or scrambleover the obstacles. We’ve got …
This book shook me to the core. Death of a Salesman is a relevant and accurate account of the repercussions of our misplaced self-image and consumerist values that we grow up with, all the while forgetting to acknowledge our limitations.
Whenever I think of Jane Austen, the first novel that comes to my mind is Persuasion. I loved it then, when I read it for the first time in school. Or later in college on days, when love and romance in the world seemed fit only for fiction.
In Emma, by using comedy as a tool, Jane Austen highlights the social hierarchy and class divisions prevalent in the Georgian society. Despite being a romantic comedy, Emma emerges as a scathing social commentary, without turning preachy at any point. Through Austen’s thoughtfully implemented sub-plots, it entertains and yet remains realistic and relevant.