HERE @ Fire & Air
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vampires. (twilight. the vampire diaries. moonlight.)
north and south.
actresses. (rachel hurd-wood. dakota fanning. keira knightley. scarlett johansson. evanna lynch. various.)
series. (charmed. xena.)
- i'm searching screencaps from north & south for a couple of fanarts. anyone here who knows where i can find some?
I had to read North and South for a history of Britain class, and I ended up loving it. Good story, excellent multifaceted view of class relations and their complexity and a strong heroine who defies Victorian gender roles without bashing other women! I mean, I liked Jane Eyre but I didn't much care for that aspect of the book, not to mention the creepy stuff about Bertha Rochester.
Needless to say, reading this has made me see Jane Austen in a completely new light. A lot of Austen's stuff is, by implication, very classist. It's also anti-industrial revolution, which I can understand but I'm not sure I can get on board with the way she supports the social hierarchy of the English gentry. I still love her stuff, but if Gaskell's other novels are half as good as this one, I think I may love her more. North and South was so much more forthright about the political issues of the day, and the various characters having their social bubbles shattered. I'm also a woman, a feminist and my father grew up and worked in a mill town for many years, so a lot of this stuff resonated.
Batch: Batch 1, icons 1-11
Themes: A Dreamer's Dream, Brightness, Green, Mmm Yum, So Close Yet So Far Away, Mine, 5 Artist's Choice
Additonal Notes: Caps are made by me. Remember to credit. Comment's are lovely. Do not alter icons.
( One minute we talk of the colour of fruit, the next of love. How does that happen? )