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|Oh, no, not bitter in that way
Written by Kim in AK
(9/29/2005 3:10 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Other possibilities, penned by Lia
I can't see his bitterness taking on that kind of vindictive spin (being glad she isn't having fun). I don't see that in him at all. He seemed truly shocked at her physical alterations, and my sense is that he felt more of a haunting sadness at her decline.
As angry as he made me at the Musgroves', I never have the sense that he's trying to deliberatly, vindictively rub her face in her losses (Ha! See what a brilliant success I am, and what a dried-up old maid you are?) His misstep in speaking his mind when asked of Anne's appearance seems to me to truly come from a shocked, saddened heart.
However, I do agree that he is subconsciously relieved/pleased that she isn't courting...even if it does surprise him.
Although I'm angry with him, I also feel so sorry for him. He's overwhelmed with all these swirling, uncontrollable emotions...Anne is too, but her personality and training is such that it is natural for her to keep her thoughts to herself. CW is gregarious, vivacious, and outgoing...he speaks what he thinks. What turmoil it must be for him to struggle to keep all his thoughts and emotions off display.
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