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|Just as I always suspected
Written by Angela L
(10/18/2010 5:15 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Henry's first meeting with Mrs. Maria Rushworth, penned by Ramya
I was just on the verge of wanting to believe that he really loved Fanny, and all the while knew that he wouldn't hesitate at the first opportunity to go hunting again. It appears also to be a matter of pride to him. He has to conquer. I think it's absolutely correct that JA didn't let him get Fanny.
For me, this is fully in character for Henry. He enjoys the hunt, but is bored when he has to live with the prey he has caught. Maria is very interesting to him as long as she is unreachable. I'm sure that any woman who falls in love with him and wants to be with him is very boring to him after a very short period of time.
Although, I find it very interesting to consider what would happen to Henry if HE really fell in love with someone. Would he allow himself to be so vulnerable?
Although, maybe this has already happened in his past and he was refused. Could this, together with his upbringing with the admiral, have resulted in his present state of mind?
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