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Written by Maisy
(9/26/2005 7:52 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, "She was doing this for his own good" makes it even, penned by Annette J.
]I still maintain that Wentworth reacted in a manner consistent with a man who has just been kicked in his pride, and told that he is not worthy of the woman he loves. No matter how gently Anne may have said this, the message is still there.
It may have been the message he took from her breaking their engagement in the year '06, but a great deal of time passes. One would suppose he should have had plenty of time to rethink the way he interpreted their break-up (and what may or may not have been implied by Anne's words). After several years, one would think that such tempers had cooled, and that a more reasonable attitude might have taken hold within him.
Does he not know Anne better than that? If Lady Russell is supposed (due to her influence on Anne in breaking the engagement) to have "no knowledge of the real Anne," then couldn't the same be said of Wentworth? (That he had "no knowledge of the real Anne" to suppose that Anne could ever deem him not worthy of her love?) :-)
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