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Literary Wisdom: Mansfield Park’s Fanny Price

"...I am acquainted with no more charming figure in fiction than Fanny; she is so completely, perfectly, deliciously feminine in instinct, feeling, manner, and intelligence, and in every way a most engaging revelation of a budding womanliness...Jane Austen certainly accomplishes the delineation of the character of Fanny with a fascinating, unobtrusive fidelity to feminine nature,… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Mansfield Park’s Fanny Price

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Literary Wisdom: Mansfield Park and the Pastoral Ministry

"Beginning with its sharply satiric opening sentence, 'Mansfield Park' deals with money and marriage, and how strongly they affect each other. Shy, fragile Fanny Price is the consummate "poor relation." Sent to live with her wealthy uncle Thomas, she clashes with his spoiled selfish daughters and falls in love with his on. Their lives are… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Mansfield Park and the Pastoral Ministry

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Literary Wisdom: To Kill a Mockingbird, Part One

To Kill a Mockingbird is the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the twentieth century. In our national consciousness it stands for equality, for freedom, for peace and innocence just as boldly as Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel. Yet To Kill a Mockingbird still retains an identity of its own, apart from Uncle Tom. It is written with nostalgic in… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: To Kill a Mockingbird, Part One

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Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Five

Hail to thee, thou lords and ladies— Act Five of Shakespeare's Hamlet is my favorite portion of the play. The Prince's transformation into a tremendously faithful and God-fearing man is indescribably and beautifully profound—after all, it's the prime reason I enjoy talking about this play so much:) Thus believing it my mission to pay proper homage for Defy… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Five