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Written by LauraMarie
(9/29/2010 5:59 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ch 24 - Is Henry (dare I say it)......., penned by Lisa Dalrymple
"to be loved by such a girl", not "to love." I think we're still seeing mainly vanity at work here. But seconding KatharineW's point, he's not a straightforward villain, which is something I really love about Austen's characterizations. I like how one minute you despise him for wanting to "make a small hole" in Fanny's heart, and the next, Austen is pointing out some of his own insecurities when he listens to William's adventures.
Both Crawfords have "moral taste enough" to recognize and value the good qualities of others. The question is whether they have character enough to act in a way deserving of them.
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