Lmao it still boggles my mind that in all the popular and progressive Media™ ive seen recently Jake Peralta is the only dude who confesses his romantic feelings with zero attitude of expectation or entitlement and completely puts the person he’s confessing to’s emotional agency as the priority over his own disappointment
Y'all it’s not that hard to write baseline respect of autonomy into your male character’s interactions with the women they love
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“I have great pleasure in thinking you will be so happily settled. I have not a doubt of your doing very well together. Your tempers are by no means unlike. You are each of you so complying, that nothing will ever be resolved on; so easy, that every servant will cheat you; and so generous, that you will always exceed your income.” - Mr. Bennet (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen)
…if the main point of Sense & Sensibility was that a “sense person” has to end up with a “sensibility person,” then Elinor and Edward wouldn’t have wound up married, nor would have Marianne and the Colonel. Both Elinor & Edward defaulted more to their heads than their hearts. (Although in his youth Edward indulged in sensibility a bit more than by the time we meet him in the novel, that’s how he winds up engaged to Lucy Steele). Marianne and the Colonel were both VERY passionate (although he tended to repress it because of what happened to him in his youth). One of the main points of the novel (THE main point, really) was that the “sense” people needed to use their hearts more and the “sensibility” people (mainly Marianne because the Colonel had already learned his lesson) needed to use their heads more.
Like Farkle said in GMNY “Head AND heart. You have to use both.” In a good relationship, BOTH people have to have sense AND sensibility. BOTH people have to use their head AND their heart.
Please stop butchering this great work of English literature by misinterpreting it to mean that a good relationship = sense person + sensibility person. That’s not the message of the novel, nor was it the point of the S&S lesson on Girl Meets World. I don’t care what you ship, just please stop making poor Miz Austen spin in her grave.
Please consider actually reading the book. It’s out of copyright and you can get it for free digitally from Kindle, Nook, GoogleBooks, etc.
“Personal size and mental sorrow have certainly no necessary proportions. A large bulky figure has as good a right to be in deep affliction, as the more graceful set of limbs in the world.”
- Jane Austen, Persuasion
In Jane Austen’s world I can feel at home and be as much alive as in my own. The same laws function there that control me here. No licences are issued for distortion and improbability. I meet these people who are no mere characters in fiction, but sensible companions, and their thoughts and feelings are in close alliance with what I personally think and feel.
Sheila Kaye-Smith, ‘Talking of Jane Austen’ (1943).