i hate this.
i want to strangle john keats.
...we're also doing Possession:A Romance, which relates to the topic somehow..?
Yep, we're doing Possession: A Romance (A.S. Byatt) too and Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen), later on in the course.
Wuthering Heights, we aren't doing though. We're currently studying John Keat's poetry, which is alright.
Honestly, if anything I'm more an *Enlightenment* person as opposed to a *Romanticism* one. Or at least, a comprise of the two. Secular humanist if you will.
But, this course is rather exciting.
The Bronte sisters are quite fine by my standards, I'm currently 50 pages off finishing Jane Eyre which is rather enjoyable 'overall'. I read Wuthering Heights last term and thought, wow, compelling read, but not much purpose.
As for Jane Austen, I've never read such dull literature in my life. That woman can rant on about nothingness for pages on end. Gossiping upper class women talking about trivial nonsense, like complaining how they will perish if they walk home in an inch of snow. Their lives revolve around gossip, and if there isn't much to gossip about, these women will find something. Their predicaments are always happy marriages of the same class and really, they all perform according to their gender. Perhaps I'm having a go at her because, though she may
have been an intellectual, she didn't use her mental faculties for any appreciable purpose, other than to torture english students like myself, over pure folly.
Oh, and it's NOT Mr. Darcy. It's Colin Firth.