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|Edmund-Dismissive towards Fanny?
Written by Patricia AA
(9/21/2010 4:27 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Edmund, in a Good Light, penned by Robbin
[QUOTE=Robbin]I see sense and logic in Edmund’s assessment of Henry’s manner to Maria but he is again quite wrong. In addition to the specifics above I think his judgment is being hampered by his regard for Mary in two ways. He is biased to see all connected to her in a good light and he is too distracted by her presence and his feelings to be particularly observant of others. Also I feel he is less acquainted with the ways of the world than he believes and he is too good natured, sensible and kind to see evil without a great deal of evidence.[QUOTE]
I agree with the above, that Edmund's judgement is impaired with respect to Henry Crawford. However, when Fanny voices her opinions he disregards her. Is this a certain arrogance on his part--that he sees himself cast in the role of her 'teacher' and therefore he is unable to accept that her judgement and observations in these matters may be superior to his?
Any thoughts on this?
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