Greatly illustrative of Adam Smith’s statement in his Theory of Moral Sentiments that the sympathizer must “adopt the whole case of his companion with all its minutest incidents; and strive to render as perfect as possible that imaginary change of situation upon which his sympathy is founded”––while also complementing notions of feeling from the work of Anna Barbauld––Beachy Head and its minutiae “renders” an utterly sympathetic argument, one void of gender conventions, that comments on nature's inhuman and human condition.
Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Charlotte Smith, Beachy Head, poetry, Romanticism
Holt, Kelli M.
"Charlotte Smith's Beachy Head: Science and the Dual Affliction of Minute Sympathy,"
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830: Vol.4: Iss.1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/abo/vol4/iss1/3