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|Lady Russell's reasons re: CM
Written by Maisy
(9/20/2005 11:38 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I stand corrected. However, I still feel the woman is, penned by Annette J.
Is "living near her" really LR's main motivation for regretting Anne's refusal of CM's proposal? IMO, LR is more motivated by "see[ing] [Anne] respectably removed from the partialities and injustice of her father's house" (ch. 4). The reason I think so is because the part I just cited is immediately followed by this:
[Lady Russell] began now to have the anxiety which borders on hopelessness for Anne's being tempted, by some man of talents and independence, to enter a state for which she held her to be peculiarly fitted by her warm affections and domestic habits. (It doesn't say "by some man of talents and independence near Kellynch.")
LR would like to see Anne married period. One of her reasons for wanting to see the Elliots settled in Bath is to bring Anne into a broader society -- made up of people from all over, and likely, very far from Kellynch. In this society, LR hopes that opportunties for Anne's marital felicity might be presented. Should a suitable "man of talents and independence" enter the picture, in Bath, would LR protest the match if said man's estate is located far from Kellynch (basing this strictly on what we know so far, from ch. 1-4.)?
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