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|Yes, I like Fanny very much, and I like your posting, too!
Written by Cathy Allen
(10/19/2010 6:10 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Are We Suppose To Like Fanny?: A Journey, penned by BarbaraB
My mother was like Fanny in a lot of ways. My best friend is like her, too. I aspire to be like Fanny, but I have a lot of work to do still! What you have described, BarbaraB, to my way of thinking, is what a Christian is SUPPOSED to be. Those who follow other religious traditions, including Judaism, Islam, and Buddism, to name a few, might say the same thing. I was able to identify it for myself when you wrote: Being useful gives her life a purpose, while she is unknowingly preparing herself for a life of service... Fanny and Edmund are destined to be the moral inheritors of Mansfield Park. What a writer Jane Austen was to get all this depth into a novel!
Well said, Barbara, and thank you.
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