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Written by Robbin
(9/16/2010 5:57 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Edmund is Fanny's only emotional support at MP., penned by Patricia AA
Fanny went to bed with her heart as full as on the first evening of her arrival at the Park. The state of her spirits had probably had its share in her indisposition; for she had been feeling neglected, and been struggling against discontent and envy for some days past. As she leant on the sofa, to which she had retreated that she might not be seen, the pain of her mind had been much beyond that in her head; and the sudden change which Edmundís kindness had then occasioned, made her hardly know how to support herself. (7)
No doubt Edmund is Fannyís only emotional support at MP but there is also no doubt she has often had to do without him. Fanny feels things deeply, both kindness and neglect. By the end of Ch. 7 Fanny has had a difficult four days and experienced sudden kindness where for quite a while there had been only her cousinís neglect and the inconsiderate demands of her unreasonable aunts to occupy her mind and her time. On top of that Fanny has been struggling with negative feelings she did not wish to reside in her heart. That she is overwhelmed with emotion is hardly strange considering the circumstances. This is evidence Edmundís kindness means a great deal to her, no question, but evidence of desperation or co-dependency I donít buy. I imagine many young ladies who feel deeply have been overwhelmed with emotion with far less right than Fanny in this particular situation. (;D)
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