Emma

Hello, readers! I have just finished reading “Emma” by Jane Austen and I am very pleasantly surprised with the progression of the book over all. Before I continue, let me warn you that I will spoil the entire book for you if you haven’t already read it. Please only continue if you have read the book, for your own happiness.

As I said before, I really love this Jane Austen novel! “Emma” is a novel about a heroine who progresses in mentality and sincereness. Although Emma can be seen as very obsessed with social rank, she eventually starts to overcome her “obsession” with this idea.

I admire how Austen does not end the book with Emma as a perfect character in the sense that she still believes in social class affecting who she should be associated with. It shows the fact that nobody is perfect and that there is still more to learn.

Favorite Character:

My favorite character is by far Mr. George Knightley. Mr. Knightley is a very reserved man whose feelings for Emma have been kept under he surface for her benefit. I think he is a very sweet person, and I agree with the fact that declaring your love in more words does not make them more meaningful.

My least favorite character:

Although I believe that every character in Austen’s stories are important, I did not like Mr. and Mrs. Elton. The two characters are both very selfish and rank themselves higher than everyone else.

In a way, both Mr. and Mrs. Elton are an extreme version of Emma’s bad qualities (I apologize if that was to harsh).

Overall, Emma is a very self-assured young lady determined to create a romantic fantasy, but maturely flowers as she experiences the thrills of life.

 

 

Side note: I apologize if I am not finishing these novels fast enough. I am in high school and have little time for outside of school reading. I’m trying my best to meet my goal of 50 classics in 5 years or less. 0-8

 

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Persuasion

Hello everyone! I have just finished my first book on my list of 50 classics to read within five years. It didn’t even take me one week to read the first book. My list seems to be going faster than I thought it would!

Beware, this contains major spoilers!

Anyway, let’s get down to business..

The first book on my list was Persuasion by Jane Austen, and let me tell you that it was a fantastic place to start. I have not read very many classiscs yet, so I don’t really have anything to base it off of.

Let’s start this discussion with favorite characters:

My favorite character was by far Anne. I am able to relate to her in many ways.

Anne has always been known as the least important, or least contributing part of the Elliot family. Anne is very quiet and well-mannered, but expresses her opinion in a very intelligent way. Anne’s major flaw is that she is to easily persuaded and tries to please everybody around her. She balances her duty and compassion in a way that allows her to be humble and caring for others.

I also find Captain Frederick Wentworth to be a very compassionate character. Although Captain Wentworth holds back his feelings a bit too much, a broken heart affects him in a very harsh way. His character truly blossoms when he pours out his feelings in a letter for Anne.

 

Now, for my least favorite character..

To be honest, I don’t have one. Even though I dislike more than one character, the story would not be the same without them.

My personal favorite part:

My favorite part was when Captain Wentworth finally gave Anne the letter that proclaimed his feelings. This is a truly romantic novel that gave me relaxed vibes whenever I sat down and read it.

What do you think? Is persuasion a romantic novel or not. Please leave a comment with your answer.

The plot line was amazing, and the book was a very relaxing read. I am truly committed to classics!

If you are not here for the classics club, you can find the link on my first post.

Please leave a comment to discuss any topics or provide any suggestions. I will answer any and every comment you leave. Thank you!

-Sara

 

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Welcome

Hello readers!

My name is Sara, and this is my very first blog. Coffee and a book is a site where I will share my opinions on classics and modern day writings.

I was fascinated in joining the club when I came upon a reading contest called the classics club. I will put the link to it on this post. It is a great site for a devoted reader of the classics.

As for modern day books, I have read many. I recently started becoming interested in classics, but have been interested in modern books for much longer.

This includes:

The Twilight series, The Vampire Diaries, The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Selection, The Red Queen series, etc.

I am only in high school so my writing might be geared toward a younger audience.

Feel free to discuss any books I blog about, and feel free to suggest any that you would like me to read.

Now, grab a cup of coffee and start reading.

-Sara

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