How can I be this girl?
HOW CAN I GET TO BE THE RANDOM PERSON THAT SHOWS UP ON REALITY TV? THAT IS ALL I WANT IN LIFE!
Sep 28, 2011440 notes
#this is one of my favorite books #I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEEL #I don't like...any of the casting choices #Ugh I'm in a glass case of emotion #i already feel like there are plot incongruities just from that preview. like. he. was. on. his. way. home. when. the. planes. crashed. IF THEY CUT OUT THE VOICEMAILS I WILL FREAK #also Oskar is supposed to be awkward as fuck and this kid is normal #whatever i could analyze this preview for eighty years
Gone With the Wind and Downton Abbey: A Comparative Study
- Family Structure: Gone with the Wind presents us a family, mother, father, and three daughters: Scarlett, Suellen and Carreen. “Downton Abbey” has a similar family structure at the center of its focus, although the patriarchs differ greatly. Ellen O’Hara can be seen as slightly analogous to Cora Crawley, though she is more distant than her Edwardian counterpart.
- Importance of Family Property: Downton and Tara are both quite important to the patriarchs - Robert and Gerald both feel they have poured their lifeblood into the land their families now inhabit. Much of the action in both Gone with the Wind and “Downton Abbey” stems from a want to maintain a hold on property.
- Eldest Daughter Unable to Marry Whom She Wishes, Possibly Settles For Someone Else: Matthew is unavailable to Mary through the new presence of Lavinia Swire (and perhaps some other small conflicts that came up along the way [an over-simplification of their love story, I am aware]) and Scarlett is unable to marry Ashley because of Melanie (and Ashley’s (sort of) lack of interest in her. Scarlett at first settled for both Charles Hamilton and then Frank Kennedy, and it seems as though Mary might settle for Carlisle.
- Youngest Daughters are Idealists: Both Carreen and Sybil are the idyllic youths, hoping for a better tomorrow. Further connections between the younger girls are unknown, as we know Carreen’s ending, but we don’t know Sybil’s.
- Middle Daughters are Overshadowed by their Older Siblings: Suellen and Edith would probably be good friends. Scarlett stole Suellen’s beau in a similar fashion to the competition between Mary and Edith for Strallan’s affections.
- War as a Backdrop: At least this is true for Series 2 of “Downton Abbey”; we get the Civil War pushing forward events in Gone with the Wind and now World War I is playing its part in the lives of those living at Downton.
- Eldest Daughters are Callous; More than Meets the Eye: Both Scarlett and Mary mature throughout our interactions with them. Scarlett starts off as a spoiled sixteen year-old, concerned with nothing more than getting the most attention at a barbecue, then goes on to discover the importance of land and Tara and (sort of) family. Mary’s character has also deepened as “Downton Abbey” has progressed, no longer simply playing with other’s emotions and speaking rudely to those she doesn’t consider important or worth her time.
Sep 28, 20116 notes
#idk i'm sick and this is all i've thought about because obviously doing homework or something while i'm bedridden would make too much sense #THERE ARE PROBABLY MORE SIMILARITIES #I JUST HAVEN'T READ GONE WITH THE WIND IN A YEAR #STILL MOST OF THIS WAS FROM MEMORY #why is that in all-caps? you decide #downton abbey #gone with the wind #meta
Sep 28, 20119 notes
#every song is actually about doctor who #is it sacrilegious to take a song about 'aslan' and turn it into one about the doctor? #doctor who #matt smith #eleven #** #kristen sometimes emails me about songs that give her doctor who feelings because she has the truest feelings of all the feelings