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|Edmund- no ordinary hero
Written by Barb JA
(9/19/2010 8:54 a.m.)
We've already talked a bit about how Fanny hasn't proven to be the kind of heroine we might expect. I think that as we move into chapter 9, we begin to see that Edmund doesn't seem to be the type of hero we expect either.
It's humorous how Fanny seems to have Edmund on a pedestal, evidenced by her thoughts as she watches Edmund teaching Mary to ride. She's at once mooning over Edmund and jealous of Mary at the same time.
I've pretty well let him slide on his forgetfulness of Fanny. But in chapter 9, I think he proves he doesn't belong on a pedestal.
A couple more flirty comments and then she takes his arm.
I've compared Fanny to Elizabeth Bennett, because I like the spirit and pluck of Lizzy. But I can't help comparing Edmund now to Mr. Knightley, Mr. Tilney, or Mr. Darcy. It's hard for me to imagine any of those men being so dopey to completely ignore the words that had just come out of Mary's mouth and still be so taken in. Duh! Edmund is clearly not thinking with his head. He's so... human! But I definitely think here begins ENASUTH and it only goes downhill from here.
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