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|Anne's 'pep talks' to herself
Written by Barbara
(9/26/2005 5:27 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Poor Anne, I feel wretched!, penned by Emmy
As I was feeling sad for Anne too, I was also noticing how she tried so hard to give herself some courage or pep talks or steel her own nerves, in the total absence of anything like a confidante or friend.
There are some statements which seem to be in the narrator's voice which actually, I think, are Anne trying to shore up her own feelings:
" what was it to her, if Frederick Wentworth were only half a mile distant, making himself agreeable to others?"
"So altered that he should not have known her again!" These were words which could not but dwell with her. Yet she soon began to rejoice that she had heard them. They were of sobering tendency; they allayed agitation; they composed, and consequently must make her happier.
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