Mr Woodhouse- eggs or tart ?
Written by Mandy N
(3/31/2008 9:17 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Hi Ramya!, penned by Line
I've always found this an interesting comment by the narrator on Mr Woodhouse and the supper table;
'He loved to have the cloth laid, because it had been the fashion of his youth, but his conviction of suppers being very unwholesome made him rather sorry to see anything put upon it; and while his hospitality would have welcomed his visitors to eat everything; his care for their health made him grieve they would eat.' Ch.3
I think Mr Woodhouse prefers a well ordered life and dislikes change. He appears genuinely concerned for people's welfare despite his fussy self-centredness.
However, wonder if his selfishness is dangerous or hurtful to others, or due to his age ? May be interesting to see as the read contines.