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Written by Bridget D
(10/23/2010 5:11 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Almost, but not quite, penned by WendyBri
I dont see that she's particularly cruel. She's insenstive, yes. She does NOT IMO "know better". She has the code of her class which is that infidelty does happen, that its not that bad, and that it should be kept discreet and not become a scandal.. and she's inclined, like most of her class, to blame hte women involved more than the men. She cant see why Edmund is that upset about it, other than becauase it has become a scandal and she can't see why Fanny would be so bothered either if she had married Henry and Henry had gone on iwth a discreet flirtation with Maria...
She is usually insensitive to the ideas of people who think differnetly to her, which is why she often misjudges her company and makes remarks that are not appropriate to the people she's talking to... I dont think she means to hurt anyone by doing this.. it is just that she's selfish and wrapped up in her own ideas and her own way of life and does not see veyr much outside her own ways and viewpoint and needs.
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