Lessons from Kristin LavransdatterBooks
Literary nerds, these takes are for you!
I finished up Kristin Lavransdatter last week and I cannot stop thinking about it. I can’t decide if it’s my favorite book ever (vs Anna Karenina) or not. Plus I keep picturing Tom Hiddleston as Erlend, which makes it even harder for me to figure out whether or not I’m more angry with Erlend or Kristen. These are the struggles that are keeping me up at night!!! (Since I’m not on the Whole30 anymore, I’m back to washing brownie sundaes down with wine right before bed and sleeping horribly.)
So this weeks quick takes are inspired by Sigrid Undset’s Nobel prize winning work: seven life lessons from Kristen Lavransdatter.
1. Don’t allow you parents to arrange a marriage for you because you’ll be miserable.
2. Don’t pick your own spouse because you’ll be miserable.
3.When plotting to overthrow your government, don’t assume your paramour is illiterate.
4. Persist in getting what you want at all costs, then complain bitterly.
5. Adultery doesn’t count when it’s with pagans or people outside your social circle.
6. Just because you’ve dedicated your whole life to being the perfect spouse and mother doesn’t mean your husband won’t still hold a 20 year torch for your sister.
7. Illegitimate children were all the rage in medieval Norway.
What did Kristen Lavransdatter teach you? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or visit me at the CHAPLET Homeschool Conference tomorrow and argue with me in person. I’ll also be speaking on how to homeschool through difficult circumstances, which is actually easier to do than writing a light-hearted talk about said topic.
Don’t forget to link up your takes below. Make sure to link back to this post so your readers can find the rest of the takes! I look forward to reading your posts!
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