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Written by Barb JA
(10/1/2010 7:47 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Wholesome Labor, penned by Robbin
He joked to Mrs. Grant and Mary early that he liked Julia best and that he liked Maria because she was engaged. Mrs. Grant laughed it off and said Mansfield will cure you. She had no clue what he was up to then.
He tells Mary his pointed plan about Fanny, knowing that the rest of family would not approve. I think he knows what he is doing is wrong.
I begin to think as you say that Mary didn't think this type of behavior was wrong. Maybe for Mary this type of game playing was par for the course.
That would explain why she spoke so openly to Fanny about the rehearsers, and to Mrs. Grant when she said “I would not give much for Mr. Rushworth’s chance if Henry stept in before the articles were signed.”
Mrs Grant has no clue this is all a game for him. Mary does.
Mary doesn't think Fanny is up to this kind of game.
Maybe it's not just games either. Mary already said she thinks marriage is a take-in where people are not honest with each other.
Maybe I'm reading to much into all of this. She seems to have a very cynical view of people, marriage, relationships...
She seems to have compassion for Fanny, and cares about Edmund. I'm not always sure what to make of Mary. hmmm
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