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|Selfishness must always be forgiven?
Written by Robbin
(9/14/2010 10:34 p.m.)
“My dear Miss Price,” said Miss Crawford, as soon as she was at all within hearing, “I am come to make my own apologies for keeping you waiting; but I have nothing in the world to say for myself—I knew it was very late, and that I was behaving extremely ill; and therefore, if you please, you must forgive me. Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure.” (7)
Mary’s apology for keeping Fanny waiting for the mare does not seems especially sincere. I understand she has a delightful way with words but I have no reason not to think something conveniently in the nature of “selfishness cannot be cured” is her true opinion. Mary goes on to use the mare four days in a roll. Could it be possible she does not know she is depriving Fanny of exercise each day? It seems Mary does what she desires without reference to anyone else. Mary could cure her selfishness by consciously considering the needs of others and when right putting theirs first.
Of course Edmund is the real dunderhead neglecting Fanny. (:D)
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