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Written by Ramya
(10/7/2010 10:37 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Execution was horrible, penned by Barb JA
would be enough to convince Fanny that she couldn't expect to be well-settled in marriage like her cousins. I am reminded of the treatment Jane Fairfax recieved from her benefactors. They were also preparing her for a life of "mediocrity" and hardship by training her as a governess, but in day-to-day practise, they treated her like a daughter.
The Bertrams, on the other hand, have treated Fanny as little better than a slave. With all the subtle and open references to slavery in MP, I don't think it is a conincidence at all. To top it all, Fanny is actually related by blood to most of them. Argh!
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