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|Mrs. Norris as a mother ??!
Written by Patricia AA
(9/13/2010 2:44 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mrs. Norris could not possibly keep to herself, penned by Stephanie
Mrs. Norris is guilty of many "sins": greed, envy, anger, and pride included. Jane Austen would never "bless" such a woman with the pleasure of children, and especially someone as gentle and loving as Fanny. As the author of the novel, it was within JA's power to reward or punish her characters. There was a good reason why she chose to make Mrs. Norris barren--I suspect she felt that type of character to be undeserving.
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