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Written by Lia
(9/19/2005 7:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, But she did allow herself to be persuaded, penned by Maisy
It also seems to me that Anne's conviction that she had done it for FW is rationalization, after the fact. But in her defense, she was only 19! And she had no one to rely on at all, no one of rational opinion whose advice was worth listening to, other than Lady Russell. Had she ignored Lady Russell's advice we might consider her willful, rather than right minded.
Someone of 19 might not consider the need to have something to live on, it is certainly something an older person is more likely to consider. It makes me blame Sir Walter all the more, for if he had been willing (or able) to do "something" for his daughter, as he vowed he would not in Chapter 4, perhaps they might have been able to settle in the first place. But recriminations of Sir W. should take place in another thread!
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