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|Well said! But... Henry's not perfect? =(
Written by Ellen M
(3/25/2009 12:32 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Your point is valid, imo---, penned by BarbaraB
Well put, and I agree. The Captain is a scoundrel.
In defense of Henry, both of them are grown men and since when did a younger brother ever influence over an older brother? I also don't think he completely exonerates Frederick:
“I have very little to say for Frederick’s motives, such as I believe them to have been. He has his vanities as well as Miss Thorpe, and the chief difference is, that, having a stronger head, they have not yet injured himself.”
However, I see now that Henry is a little too good at brushing unpleasantness under the rug in order to keep the peace:
"If the effect of his behaviour does not justify him with you, we had better not seek after the cause.”
All his pleasantness and peacekeeping makes his argument and break with his father all the more dramatic, does it not?
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