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|Needed rather than Needy
Written by Robbin
(9/16/2010 2:42 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mrs. Norris may not have had revenge in her heart., penned by Patricia AA
Fanny’s desire to be important to (needed by) someone is completely natural—I am not sure how that translates into emotionally needy. I don’t think she has felt important to anyone since leaving her “brothers and sisters among whom she had always been important as playfellow, instructress, and nurse” (2) at Portsmouth. Edmund and William care for her but they don’t need her. Lady Bertram says she cannot do without Fanny but she can very well if someone else takes her place—there is no real need for Fanny the individual. Emotionally needy evokes a neurotic and clingy image for me is that what you meant? I am also unsure how Fanny is codependent—can you say on who or what she is dependent?
Mrs. Norris may want attention but she likes to be in charge, plan and direct—that suggests to me she wants to feel important. (:D)
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