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|Fanny dying young?
Written by Bridget D
(10/23/2010 3:28 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I think Henry and Fanny's fate had they married..., penned by Karen G
I cant' see why she would die young?
As for Fanny as H's wife... I do think that Austen was indicating that IF Henry had gone on reforming himslef, and won Fanny he would have continued ot behave well...possibly becuase she felt he HAD some good stuff in him and that he would have gotten into the habit of behaving well and would have wnated to please Fanny. But I do have doubts. I think that maybe had he been "caught" younger, he might have been reformed by love and a good wife, but by the age he met Fanny the bad habits were deeply engrained and he would have found F boring after the initial thrill of how different she was to most young womne he knew.. I think that the initial attraction came from boredom and the fact that she was very differnt to Maria.. Then, her resistance to him made him keener... but once the resistnace was overcome and other women with livelier personalities were around, he would perhaps look for another contrast so would he have continued to love her deeply?
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