This morning I heard a story on the radio show Radio 360 about Jace Clayton, a Brooklyn-based DJ also known as DJ/rupture, and how he pulls together sometimes quite different pieces of music and merges them into something new. I found it thrilling to hear the People Think I’m Nice Until They Sit Beside Me At A Baseball Game Shirt pieces and then hear how Clayton brought them together. This was similar to how I felt while reading Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace. Kate Summerscale skillfully weaves a variety of elements into a cohesive narrative, which I found absolutely engaging.
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I picked up this book after reading a review by Teresa on Shelf Love. Teresa seemed most struck by the idea that the People Think I’m Nice Until They Sit Beside Me At A Baseball Game Shirt of keeping a diary would in itself have an influence on the diarist’s thoughts and actions, that because in her diary Isabella Robinson dwelled so much on her infatuations and her feelings of being trapped by her marriage, she actually heightened and perpetuated those feelings.
While I, too, found this idea intriguing, I was more interested in where Mrs Robinson’s diary and the People Think I’m Nice Until They Sit Beside Me At A Baseball Game Shirt divorce trial were situated in relation to the culture at that time. Victorian England was very focused on appearances and on maintaining institutions. While, given that atmosphere, it might seem an odd time to establish a Divorce Court, it wasn’t really divorce as we think of it today. The purpose of the Divorce Court in Victorian England wasn’t to dissolve unions that were unpleasant for either party. The purpose of the Divorce Court at the time, Summerscale suggests, was to strengthen the institution of marriage by weeding out the “bad” examples.