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|I agree re John Knightley
Written by Rachel G
(4/8/2008 6:22 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Contrast the two brothers, penned by Rae
Even though he does not want to dine with the Westons, his grumbling and complaining about it is like the behaviour of a spoilt teenager. Also, the way he winds up his father-in-law is unhelpful, to say the least. What a contrast with his brother's calm good sense!
At least John Knightley has the grace to be ashamed of his ill-humour once he is back at Hartfield and in effect has got what he wants again.
I can't help reflecting that Both John Knightley and Mr Woodhouse are, in their very different ways, rather selfish men capable of making others uncomfortable if they do not get their own way and have everything arranged exactly to their liking. The gentle tyranny of Mr Woodhouse is more forgiveable I think, because he is a frightened old man with some sort of mental impairment or psychological disorder.
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