- Saturday 23 March 2024
- 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fathers in Jane Austen – Study morning
The fathers in Jane Austen’s novels generally play a key role in the destinies of their daughters, often leaving them dependent upon their individual foibles and character. The failures and weaknesses displayed by these men are often integral to the situation of the women in the novels
What does this say about the merits of male inheritance and power in Jane Austen’s world?
Join us on Zoom, for a series of talks and fun activities, as we discuss father figures in the novel, debate who is the best and worst, examine parental roles and responsibilities, and explore their individual shortcomings and qualities.