That's very interesting and drives home your point with great effect. Thanks for sharing the experience.
Additionally,I think it underlines the fact that though Austen was writing in the early 19th century, her ground of characterisation--human nature--hasn't changed much at all. I know it sounds like a cliche, but it is extraordinary to read Mansfield Park and find the characters leaping into such vivid life. We see their equivalents all around us all the time.
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