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Written by BarbaraB
(3/15/2011 6:13 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I can't but agree, penned by Kathleen Glancy
Okay, I confess, it's more than a tee-hee, I'm really laughing here. This is what I struggle the most with when it comes to Mr. Woodhouse, the parenting thing, a father whose daughter has to be his mother. It is a selfish/unselfish relationship with all the merit going to Emma who is untiring and patient and endures great sacrifice. I have to focus on the humorous side of Mr. Woodhouse in order not to go overboard with annoyance at his giving up his responsibility this way. Only a genius could manage such a man as Mr. Woodhouse who despite being so demanding, fussy, frightened, babyish and obsessive, just for starters, is so beloved by so many inside the novel and out. I imagine your position is serious but thanks for the humorous take. (Laughing still)
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