Monday, February 20, 2012

Period Drama Advice Event--Letter 1

After I read the first letter for the Period Drama Advice Event, I hurriedly typed down a response that popped into my head but somehow I lost the document. So at the last minute here I re-scribbled something. I figured I might as well post it as not.

Original letter:
Dear Period Drama Advice Column,
I am the governess at Thornfield Hall, the home of Mr. Rochester. When I first met him, he seemed to be very harsh, eccentric, and unconventional, but I now find myself falling in love with him. He has been the only person who I could talk to as an equal. I had not intended to love him: I tried to fight it. He made me love him without looking at me, but he is to be shortly married to a Miss Ingram, a beautiful but subconscious person. I cannot help but love him. I've said that my pupil, Adele, should go to school and that I should seek a new situation, but I cannot bear to leave Thornfield: I have not been trampled on there; I have not been petrified; I have not been buried with inferior minds, and excluded from every glimpse of communion with what is bright and energetic and high. What shall I do?
Jane Eyre

My response (from Lydia Bennet):
Dear Miss Eyre,

La! What a ridiculous letter you have written! At first I was sure you were joking but you sounded so very serious, I knew I must write to you. Your real problem is that you have had an incredibly dull life so far. Why on earth would anyone want to be a governess? Never mind, I don’t want to know. And as for Mr. what’s-his-name, he must not be worth a straw and sounds terribly boring anyways.

Come and meet me in Brighton, and I can introduce you to all sorts of people who will not "trample" on you, and there are scores of handsome officers who will carry your mind far away from Mr…what was it… Rochester. La, what a name! Rochester! It makes me laugh!

Yours truly,
Miss Lydia Bennet

By the way, I'd appreciate it if you vote on the new poll on my sidebar. (The new poll is the top one.)


Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

La! What a fun letter! :)
This was delightful Melody! Lydia is such a silly goose!

Miss Dashwood said...

Ooh, I enjoyed this letter! I've had a hard time thinking of anyone to write "from"... maybe I'll have some better ideas with the next letter.
I voted on your polls, both of them. (And since I always like to know WHAT people voted, not just the fact THAT they voted, I'll tell you what I voted.) I think you should definitely add music to your blog, BUT I think you should not make your playlist automatic, or autoplaying, or whatever it's called. That is, it shouldn't turn itself on automatically. Because I find that too distracting, personally.
But of course, it's your blog, you do what you want. That is just my very 'umble and nonsensical opinion.
Also, I like the blog design you have now, but a change is always fun. And a change is a change, you know. (Did I say a change was an elephant, mum?)
Sorry. Too much W&D tonight...

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Thank you for the entry! I could hear Lydia saying all of this and about the handsome officers!

Charity U said...

Love the letter! Great job.

I voted for a design change...I get restless when one background or theme is kept very long, but it's not bothering me here. :) That's mostly on my blog. Speaking of which...I need to change the background again...

Lauren said...

I love this post!

Even though I haven't read Jane Eyre (yet) I could feel from your review it seemed to fit her character (from what I could tell).

Lydia was perfect! I loved the way you used her expression 'La' it was incredibly 'Lydia-ish'.

I couldn't help smiling the whole way through her letter ( :


Lauren said...

Hi Melody

I hope you don' t mind if I use a link to your 'Mansfiled Park' book review. I am doing a guest post about the character of Fanny Price.


Melody said...

Thank you, Miss Laurie!

Miss Dashwood, So did I. Which is why I only wrote one short letter...
Thank you! I always like to know what people voted, too. =D Abotu the music, I had that poll up a long time ago and then it was just sitting there closed and I figured since it was there I might as well open it again. :P I'm thinking about doing what you said, and having a page with some of my favorite music... we shall see. Maybe it'll come with the new blog design, if I do one.

Thanks, Charity! And for your input. =)

Lauren, I'd love for you to link to the review! Also, please let me know when and where you have your guest post so I can look at it! A post about Fanny sounds like something I might want to read. =)
And thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the letter.

Lauren said...

Hi Melody

Here is the link to my guest post.

Hope you enjoy!


Jillian said...

Excellent job. I love Lydia -- she makes me chuckle. :D

Would you rather hear the story...

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