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Written by Robbin
(9/20/2010 6:28 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Edmund defending Henry. Ch.12., penned by Rachel G
Edmund was the only one of the family who could see a fault in the business; but no representation of his aunt’s could induce him to find Mr. Rushworth a desirable companion. He could allow his sister to be the best judge of her own happiness, but he was not pleased that her happiness should centre in a large income; nor could he refrain from often saying to himself, in Mr. Rushworth’s company— “If this man had not twelve thousand a year, he would be a very stupid fellow.” (4)
I don’t think Edmund is being willfully blind. IMO he believes Maria’s feelings are not very acute because she is marrying a stupid man for his money and position in the world. So his logic is if Maria has not strong feelings she will not be in any danger of feeling any for Mr. Crawford. I suspect Edmund’s partiality for Mary gives him a strong desire to find her brother everything right and good but I feel his logic about Maria’s feelings is sound although it is wrong. (:D)
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