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Written by BarbaraB
(3/14/2011 2:34 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Chapter 50 - Mr W, penned by Lisa Dalrymple
I have always been perplexed by Mr. Woodhouse's attitude towards others getting married when he allowed it of himself to do so. Some say that maybe he wasn't against it back when he did it but regardless, it is a form of selfishness in my opinion to try to bend others to your present opinion when you got to live the life you pleased when you wished it. The irony is that if those in love followed Mr. W's prescription, it would lead to much unhappiness, a known deterrent to good health. :) I guess Mr. Woodhouse will just be Mr. Woodhouse.
I read somewhere that Mr. Woodhouse is symbolic of a policy of isolationism and a lack of mobility. (I might have come across it in a couple of sources.) There was some discussion of it but I don't remember most of what was said. Just thought I'd mention it. It might shed some light on Mr. W's penchant for a confined, non-expanding society. ??? :)
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