Daily Archives: May 9, 2016

page 663 of 818 of Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women

“Now God had made them all equal, so He could forgive them all.” In this novel: the poor are uncultured and and ignorant of society, the middle class are crass and ape society without having class, the rich are corrupted and rotting from within. This is a massive satire, but it’s not mean or thin, it gets into the messiness of people.

page 646 of 818 of Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women

What has driven Maximiliano to this state? Probably jealousy and paranoia about his wife. He doesn’t deserve her, and he knows it. Strangely she married beneath herself, even if she married Juanito it would have been beneath her. The lower the social class the closer to truth? Not sure I buy it, but I get the hint (rich man, eye of needle, kingdom of heaven)

41% done with Middlemarch


You gotta hand it to Rosamond in how well she can handle everyone and get what she wants. Fred could take a lesson from his sister.

Men give women a hard time sometimes when they say they work “harder” than women do, but that’s only in lifting heavy things: a woman works just as hard in how she can navigate people, something us men typically drown at sea when asked to. The domestic vs the industrial.