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|JA's own feelings about love and marriage
Written by Line
(4/20/2010 10:02 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Austen believed in marrying one's equal., penned by Connie
I've linked a thread from a "Mansfield Park" GR we did below. (I hope it's acceptable to link posts from the GR of another novel!) All I can say is that the "dark" side of having high principles is that you are extremely disappointed, not to say judgemental, when someone close to you, who you always thought shared those principles, turns out not to. (Keep in mind that contemporaries considered MP JA's most "moral" novel.)
Also, in "Persuasion", JA's last novel, I get the impression that Anne Elliot decides not to marry two seemingly excellent suitors, not just because she doesn't love them at present, but because she feels she never *will* be able to love either of them with the memory of Captain Wentworth in her heart, and that would be immoral in her eyes.
|JA's feelings on love and marriage|
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