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Written by Frances G
(3/9/2011 11:31 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Jane and Frank have much in common, penned by Anne-Marie
Thanks for all the insights. It's a fair point that opposites can attract. (Although I for one don't see Mr. Knightley/Emma as one of those pairings on a reserved/open basis -- I don't see Mr. Knightley as all that reserved, except for his lack of interest in dancing. He socializes with nearly everyone -- the Westons, the Bates, Mr. Woodhouse, etc -- and is always out & about.)
I just wish Ms. Austen had planted some inkling of a shared interest somewhere, or something that Jane might admire in Frank. The closest I can get is that Frank Churchill did sing to Jane's music in Chapter 26. But it's not very much. In a book where there are hints about almost everything once you know the story, I just wish there as a bit more to make Jane's attraction to Frank seem reasonable.
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