Tag Archives: Romance

The Challenges of Asking Her Out

 In a discussion of Twelfth Night last Friday, my British literature survey class discussed the challenges of a first date.  The scene that sparked our conversation is the one where Viola, passing as a man, carries Orsino’s love proposal to Olivia.  Of course Olivia falls in love with Viola instead. We started talking about Orsino’s decision to […]

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True Love and a Steady Income

Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson as Edward, Elinor I’ve been reading essays on Sense and Sensibility and thinking of all the useful lessons it teaches, including about the influence of money on people’s dating decisions.  One of my students focused on the figure of Lucy Steele, whom she compared to a woman in the reality […]

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