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Written by Tara O'Donnell
(9/20/2005 8:05 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Persuasion in Persuasion (chapters 1-4, long), penned by Tracy W
"It does seem, however, against my hypothesis, that Lady Russell's persuasion worked as much on Anne's feelings as on her reason."
I don't see it that way-as it took appealing to Sir Walter's vanity to get him to retrench,Lady R reasonably used Anne's
The main difference is,as you pointed out,that Anne could be spoken to directly on the subject while Sir W had to be hinted at and coddled into acceptance.
I look forward to more of your posts:)
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