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|Oh, one of my favorite moments in the book!
Written by Kalyn
(10/3/2005 4:48 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, An impulse of 'pure friendship'?, penned by Barbara
A very interesting observation on the contrast between how Anne interprets CW's behavior here and later during the long walk--I don't think I ever paid so much attention to how Anne interprets CW's thoughts in the "little Walter" scene before. Anne is so agitated from the beginning of that paragraph, I can only think that her misinterpretation of CW's motives is due to her "disordered feelings." "His kindness in stepping forward to her relief--the manner--the silence in which it had passed--the little particulars of the circumstance..." I can hear Anne's thoughts tumble over one another!
Please let me know if I'm not using appropriate language here, but I find this scene sexy. Could Anne be a bit more fluttered and even scatter-brained here, because on some level she feels the attraction between them again? And then, because she is convinced that CW will never love her again, she comes up with wild assumptions? I don't know, it doesn't explain her more rational self at the end of the long walk, except that the day of the carriage she was with him all day, and the little Walter incident happens so quickly. Speculation.
Incidentally, CW could easily misinterpret Anne in this scene as well. Anne was speechless-"she could not even thank him"--if CW misinterprets her here, he will think she can't even bear to thank him! :)
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