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Regis Element: The Point of Ritual Death

The Lovers are back breaking down one of Pamela Regis’s essential elements of romance: the Point of Ritual Death (PORD, for short).

Amy, Kathleen, and Georgia discuss the PORD’s writerly impact (Georgia hates writing it; Amy thinks it’s easy as), a lovely Babushka doll metaphor pops up to explain the importance of the PORD, and Amy and Kathleen defend Pride and Prejudice’s Lydia to Georgia, and Wickham is unanimously hated upon

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