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|Well, I keep wanting to shout at people...
Written by Mary Skater
(9/15/2010 4:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, So does JA want her readers to feel pity for Fanny?, penned by Patricia AA
... on Fanny's behalf, since she doesn't speak up for herself. In chapter 1, Mrs N is making a great show of the trouble she will take, getting Fanny from London to Mansfield, but couldn't care less about how a 10-year-old child is to travel the 70 miles from Portsmouth to London. Then when Fanny arrived, anyone with a grain of sense would have given her a light supper and put her straight to bed, not made her run the gauntlet of the whole family.
As a poor relation, there are reasons for Fanny to be timid and humble. But more than any of the other novels, MP keeps making me want to shake people and say, "How would _you_ like to be treated like that...!"
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