Living--or reading--inside Anne's head allows us to share such perceptiveness, but also to share her imperceptiveness
. Her special activity of self-delusion involves her not letting herself think things.
His reliance on a parasitic advisor is underscored each time he bellows for his laggard attendant: 'Epi!' (59) And his imperceptiveness
is revealed when the pages join with Favilla and Scintilla to flatter Sir Tophas: 'make as though you love him, and wonder at him', instructs Dares (2.2.60-1).
(33.) Manning, "Donjuan and Byron's Imperceptiveness
to the English Word," in Critical Essays on Lord Byron (New York: G.
--openness to experience (imagination, curiosity, creativity versus shallowness, imperceptiveness
Lamb may have been just a bit disappointed with the imperceptiveness
of his enthusiastic readers--for the most part, they overwhelmed him with presents of roast pigs.