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Written by Barb JA
(9/24/2010 12:45 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I do agree that she takes, penned by Ramya
Those are good instances of Fanny's amusement, but notice that in neither instance is the humor at her dearest objects'(Edmund & William) expense. While they were fighting over the play she was amused, but Edmund hadn't joined in yet. Once he did it was all misery now. ch16
I agree Louise that she does take those instances too seriously and should lighten up. I don't think she's a killjoy necessarily because she doesn't actually confront Mary when she makes the jokes. I think she's not meant to be perfect, and Austen likes to make fun of her too. That's a bit of what I think is why she takes these things so seriously. I'm finding more instances than ever before where Austen pokes fun at Fanny. I like Tom P2's comparison to Winnie the Pooh (one I hadn't considered before.)
I am very fond of Fanny though.
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