Written by Barb JA
(10/15/2010 7:38 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Sir Thomas' self-image., penned by Rachel G
I would add Fanny is horrified at Henry Crawford's ungentlemanly behavior. Perseverance is usually a good quality, but Fanny sees his lack of gentlemanly delicacy in persevering.
ch.33 Sir Thomas
you cannot be struck as I am with all that is wonderful in a perseverance of this sort against discouragement. With him it is entirely a matter of feeling: he claims no merit in it; perhaps is entitled to none. Yet, having chosen so well, his constancy has a respectable stamp. Had his choice been less unexceptionable, I should have condemned his persevering.”
It seems Henry has made Sir Thomas and Edmund fall in love with him just like Julia and Maria. He is just too good a catch to let go. So they condone and encourage what they would have condemned in anyone else.