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|Unsisterly sisters and Lady R in Bath
Written by helena6
(9/20/2005 3:03 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Proud & Prejudicial, penned by Maisy
Having a rocky relationship with my own sisters, I find it comforting to see at least one literary representation where sisters are not represented as a close confederacy of loving kindness. The most one usually gets is a picture of loving but officious interference. I am very sorry for Anne. It is much easier today when we can usually strike out on our own and create a friendly home to replace what never was.
But I am digressing...
I too wonder why Lady Russell never brought Anne to London or Bath in the past.
She appears to go there hereself. We see people travel with family and friends all the time in other novels. Young ladies are always being taken on vacations or to Town for enjoyment (and the hope of meeting nice men). Some are taken by people with far less right and far less affection for the character. Most obvious being Catherine Morland.
We are not told Anne refuses to go. We are not told anything... I have no answer, but it is something that always bugs me.
Ahhh - My focus appears to be to discover whether (in the end) I actually like Persuasion as a novel.
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