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Wandering Walter

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What the hell is happening in the UK today, Students have been warned reading Jane Eyre or Dickens may disturb them as it they contain references to violence, sexual assault, etc etc

For heavens sake generations have read them over the years, or watched dramas on TV about them

 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10382323/Read-Jane-Eyre-dare-University-students-given-trigger-warnings-classic-literature.html

Alex

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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2022, 03:54:40 pm »
As Victor would say "I don't belieeeeve it  "

Wandering Walter

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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2022, 04:03:15 pm »


 :grin:

Sheer Madness they are bonkers

Michael Rolls

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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2022, 04:10:59 pm »
on a par with a bag of peanuts inscribed 'Warning: product contains nuts' - and nuts is about right
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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2022, 04:25:25 pm »
Gawd 'elp 'em when they get round to the Old Testament!

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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2022, 04:35:35 pm »
 :grin: :grin: :grin:

Michael Rolls

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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2022, 04:37:14 pm »
Even the New Testament - into what will they mangle 'suffer little children to come unto me'?
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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2022, 04:50:48 pm »

I agree.. They should just read The Mail.. The Mirror.. The Express.. or news headlines.. Far less violence..
Don’t ask me.. I know nuffink..

Wandering Walter

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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2022, 04:54:32 pm »
Gawd 'elp 'em when they get round to the Old Testament!

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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2022, 10:14:40 pm »
Read both books in junior school, never disturbed me. 

Don't most kids have X Boxes these days? from what I hear Grand Theft Auto and violent war games are pretty advarage stuff but classic literature comes with a warning?

I was reading some of the comments on this story on the Mail page, one comment said that perhaps the wokes don't like the fact that Dickins wrote of the Workhouses, poverty and degredation in Victorian England, while they want to paint a picture of the privaledged British people oppressing the rest of the world, which dosen't fit with the reality for most people of the times.  Very interesting point I think.

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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2022, 11:17:17 pm »
Careful Jacq. 'Dickens is one thing, 'Dick-Ins' are quite another!  :worried:

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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2022, 08:34:58 am »
That one's got more hair on it's chin than I have.  :grin:

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Re: Students are warned they may find reading Jane Eyre Disturbing
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2022, 01:45:38 pm »
Careful Jacq. 'Dickens is one thing, 'Dick-Ins' are quite another!  :worried:

Sorry guys, didn't check that did  I, will be more careful in future. :ugh: