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I first wrote this something like three weeks ago.

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I am beginning of think that one of the reasons I like Jane Austen so much is that (aside from the fact that she’s basically a satirist and a feminist and a great character writer) her romances were written at a time when there were strict guidelines as to how people were expected to act. There are rules to follow, expected actions to take, set amounts of time people could be with one another (fifteen minutes or half hour visiting times and so on).

It’s like, everything conforms to a set rule book, and the rules are easy to follow - someone does this, so someone else must do that, you can’t do this, they can’t do that - and so on.

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