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Sunday, December 28

Jane Austen Character Throwdown: New Year's Eve

Our charitable impulses reached out to Mrs. Smith, who received our Christmas basket. Now our thoughts turn to a pleasanter topic: with which family would you prefer to celebrate New Year's Eve?

I'd Spent New Year's Eve With ...

The Musgroves, Persuasion:

Mr. and Mrs. Musgrove are the party givers in the neighborhood, always inviting friends, relations, and acquaintances over for gatherings. Yes, their daughter-in-law, Mary Musgrove nee Elliot, can be a pain, but her peevish voice is usually drowned underneath the din of laughter from the other members of the family. The Musgroves are kind and generous hosts and know how to treat their guests to a good time,including music. As far as this welcoming couple is concerned, the more the merrier. Besides, if you accept their invitation, you might meet Captain Wentworth and Admiral Croft and learn more about their voyages abroad.

Sir John Middleton and Mrs. Jennings, Sense and Sensibility

Sir John Middleton and his mama-in-law, Mrs. Jennings, might be a tad vulgar, but one has to give it to them: everyone and anyone is welcome at their houses all the time. They will spare no expenses, and will roll up their carpet for a dance at a moment's notice. Besides, one might have a chance to hear Marianne play at the piano and sing, or conduct a sensible discusssion with Elinor Dashwood or lawn bowl with Colonel Brandon. At the very worst, the group will eat a fine supper prior to an evening of cards. I also imagine there are scores of women who wouldn't mind meeting Willoughby despite his bad boy image. free polls
Jane Austen Character Throwdown: New Year's Eve
The Musgroves Sir John Middleton and Mrs. Jennings


sandyquill said...

Whereas I would vastly prefer to spend real, rational time with the Musgroves, delightful family, for ringing in the New Year, I do believe Sir John would throw the best party.

(Personally, I'm going to Disneyworld, but I wish all of you a Very Happy New Year!)

nigel said...

The Musgroves please but I think the Bennet family would be a lot of fun too?

Lynn said...

Sir John and Mrs. Jennings by many country miles...generous, fun and honest !