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Written by Robbin
(9/18/2010 4:49 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Would Sir Thomas provide for Fanny>, penned by Patricia AA
I believe Sir Thomas will do what he can to ensure Fanny is well settled. I agree he is too responsible to do otherwise but he does want to do right from principle as well as for pride, he has “a desire of seeing all that were connected with him in situations of respectability” (1). If an offer of marriage never appears for Fanny I think it is most likely she would remain at MP with Lady Bertram. A less likely scenario is residing with one of her cousins after they marry. If she returned permanently to her father’s house her status would sink. I am not sure the daughter of a lieutenant of the marines is considered a gentlewoman. If she was forced to earn her own way in the world as a paid companion she would also loose her hard won status—I really don’t think Sir Thomas would throw Fanny off in this way.
Sir Thomas does not forget his responsibilities which is why I believe he will provide for Fanny whatever her future holds. (:D)
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