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|Fanny's future and Sir T
Written by Bridget D
(9/18/2010 1:32 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Would Sir Thomas provide for Fanny>, penned by Patricia AA
I think that Sir T is unclear himself as to what he's doing for Fanny and that has made it easier for her to fall into the position of "unpaid companion". Im not sure how far he's just being realistic in terms of hte times, in saying that he wants to treat her as a gentlewoman, but she must not think herself hte equal of a "Miss Bertram"... or aspire to marry his sons... or if this is a sign of his not being really ready to treat her as one of his own and give her the "proper provision" of a gentlewoman...
But I think that possibly whatever were his good intentions when she was a child have fallen to hte back of his mind now.. He is preoccupied with his son, Tom's misbehaviour and iwht the estate, and is not really thinking much of Fanny....He does not appear to have thougth of givng her a come out. She is it appears just there to be a companion ot Lady B. to do odd jobs for Mrs N and to be well not treated as an equal or real companion by her cousins....
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