Tuesday, March 9, 2010
"only a life of mistakes"
I just started reading Middlemarch for my British Literature class. So far, I like it, but the Prelude is offensive to all Teresas, especially to ones named specifically after St. Teresa of Avila, like myself. I realize that Eliot is speaking about those who are like St. Teresa, and not necessarily those that are named after her. However, just because I am in the slim minority that actually falls into that category does not mean Eliot can debase my name willy-nilly. Read and decide it for yourself http://www.readprint.com/chapter-4401/Middlemarch-George-Eliot.