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|Who can talk to whom?
Written by Melinda
(9/12/2010 8:29 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, She did all she could to make sure of it., penned by Rachel G
I think one of the interesting aspects of the novel is who talks to whom? None of the Bertrams seem to speak to poor Fanny, except for Mrs. Norris and Edmund. As three young ladies, Maria, Julia, and Fanny do not speak to each other at all at the beginning of the book.
Fanny knows her position of weakness and indebtedness. She knows that she has no power, and, unlike Mrs. Norris, does not crave it. She quickly mistrusts the Crawfords, but must be in the ironic position having Edmund admire Mary more because Mary comes to Fanny's defense.
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