Book club

You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant

–Captain Wentworth in a letter to Anne Elliott–

Menyaksikan film The Jane Austen book club di salah satu channel tivi barusan, sangat berkesan. Bermimpi rasanya punya club yang sama, memiliki teman-teman yang memiliki ketertarikan yang sama terhadap seorang pengarang, atau suatu buku dan mengadakan pertemuan rutin membahas segala sesuatu yang ada di buku tersebut, bukan cuma cerita, tapi kandungan yang tersebunyi dibelakangnya.

Seperti kutipan diatas yang diambil dari novel Persuasion karya Jane Austen, di film ini dibahas detilnya dalam satu dialog singkat seperti script dibawah;

So I’ve been trying to figure out

that moment in Persuasion when Wentworth and Anne

just began to stop hating each other.

Maybe it’s when they went with everyone to Lyme.

After Louisa Musgrove fell.

After Wentworth used her to make Anne jealous.

You think he was using Louisa?

Yeah. That’s one interpretation.

– I think the guy was just trying to feel… – Valued again.

It was a bonehead move.

I mean, he knows he’s nothing without Anne.

He loved her then, he loves her now.

I like how Austen always lets the men explain themselves.

Darcy writes a letter to Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice,

and Frank writes to Emma.

Yeah, in Persuasion, everything hangs on Wentworth leaving her that note

– when everybody’s talking all around them. – Yeah. Yeah. Sneaky.

No, smart guy. Perfect timing.

Yeah.

Let us never underestimate the power of a well-written letter.

Hayuk ada yang mau bikin book club, cari satu buku, kita targetin 1 bulan seperti halnya pada film diatas, satu buku per bulan, dan diakhir bulan kita bahas rame-rame, pendapat masing-masing tentang kandungan buku tersebut, minaatt..? 😀

Tapi ngomeng-ngomeng **logatnya Tukul 😀 ** saya setuju dengan pendapat di script diatas, Jane Austen sangat bagus menulis tentang bagaimana laki-laki explain themeselves, termasuk lewat surat, never underestimate the power of a well-written letter.

Apakah ini well-written letter, hmm seperti jauh dari well.. 😀

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