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|I think Harriet is weak
Written by kathleen (elder)
(2/1/2011 9:17 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Is Harriet Blameless?, penned by Jane Marie
and she is young. Miss Woodhouse is such a superior creature and seems so sure of her opinions that Harriet does not want to contradict her. It's a little bit like a teacher-student relationship, when the student won't venture to assert (or even believe?) that the teacher could be wrong. Harriet does bear some blame, imo, but I can understand her response to Emma's assertions.
I do wonder whether Harriet had any other close friends at the school, however, or whether all of her friends were now gone? Otherwise, why isn't she confiding in these young women and getting a different opinion about the Martins & Robert Martin's proposal?
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