Egads, Those Cads of Literature
You know who they are. Those bad boys who jilt the girl, cheat the honest friend, and play havoc with the plot. They are the cads of literature. Having finished Jane Austen’s Persuasion I have added Mr. Elliot to the list. His subterfuge was most deplorable. Then again, I do adore how she swiftly cast him aside for someone much more worthy of her devotion. My favorite heroines have done just that–put those cads in their place. Since I am on a Jane Austen revisiting read here are some cads that live in her books:
As to Northhanger Abbey, I haven’t decided who the cad truly is. It’s up on my list to review. As to other literary cads–any nominees? Rhett Butler comes to mind, but then was he a cad or simply a foil for Scarlett?
- Jane Calling: Some Adaptations Make No Sense (or Sensibility) (veranano.wordpress.com)
- Jane’s First Novel Makes Much Sense (cricketmuse.wordpress.com)
- Is Jane Austen Overrated? (nothanksidratherread.wordpress.com)