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Written by Bridget D
(10/9/2010 5:25 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Advantages of Portsmouth, penned by Robbin
I agree Robbin that there's no evidence of Fanny missing William in quite that way. He was a boy, and gong away to sea so she must have realised that she would not be alwasy able to see him.. If she'd been at Portsouth she might have seen him a liltte more often, but Sir T (one of his good points) did make an effort to help her to see her favourite brother...
As for "would it be best for F to have stayed iwht her birth family" I think that Austen is pretty realistic about that... Yes, Fanny is not well treated at Mansfield, she does not have the status that Sir T orignally intended to give her, and she's not got any friends there except Edmund...So she's lonely...
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