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|Perhaps Competitive Rather Than Revengeful
Written by Lenora
(9/16/2010 10:04 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Revenge & Importance, penned by Robbin
Perhaps my use of "revenge" is not the best word choice here. How about competitive -- sibling rivalry, if you will. Mrs. Norris needs to feels important -- I agree with other posters -- but she likes to be on top. She recognizes that she cannot outdo Lady Bertram because of her elevated rank; therefore, she competes via influencing the decision making. Since Lady Bertram is "indolent," Mrs. Norris can compete to her satisfaction.
As for competing with Mrs. Price, this can only happen if reciprocation occurs. When there was no word for years directly from Mrs. Price, her sister could only act on the news she received. By announcing the new births -- almost snearingly -- this was being competitive. When Mrs. Price reconnected with her sisters and alerted them to her situation, then Mrs. Norris could offer help -- sending Fanny to MP -- but her motivation was more from her competitive spirit of staying on top by taking charge of the situation (without paying for it, but that is another matter).
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