Please note that our March discussion group will now be hosted by member Kathleen McCann. Our regional Secretary Janet Rohrbaugh was originally scheduled as host but is unable to do it in March, so Kathleen has graciously filled in. THANKS KATHLEEN! Please RSVP directly to Kathleen if you can come. For contact info, please see our Contacts page.
DISCUSSION POINTS TO PONDER:
Our discussion leaders Kate Lozano and Jennifer Snoek-Brown have given us some words to ponder before we gather to share our thoughts of Persuasion:
One of the novel's major themes is remembrance, as well as reevaluating one's reactions, outlook, and/or character over time. So as you read -- or reread -- Persuasion, please keep the following in mind:
- If you are re-reading the novel, are your reactions different this time around? How do your thoughts compare to the first time, or the most recent time, you read Persuasion?
- If it's your first time reading Persuasion, what are your initial personal reactions? Does the novel make you think back on pivotal moments in your own life?
- Study guide to Persuasion online, http://faculty.gvsu.edu/websterm/Austen.htm
- Map of locations -- actual and fictional -- in the world of Persuasion, http://www.jasna.org/info/images/map-pers-1200.jpg
- E-text version of Persuasion, including watercolor illustrations and tined line drawings from the 1090 edition,http://www.mollands.net/etexts/persuasion/index.html
- Persuasion resources on the JASNA Vermont site, http://janeausteninvermont.wordpress.com/persuasion/