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|I believe others find her "wretchedly altered", too
Written by Kim in AK
(10/5/2005 12:17 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Captain Wentworth, penned by Kara M
LR is worried that Anne will not marry. I realize that the Musgroves are all self-absorbed, but it is obvious that no one seems to even consider Anne as a possible love interest for CW. The narrator made it clear from the beginning that Anne had lost her bloom and become thin and faded.
When CW first sees Anne, she is also struggling with the humiliation of her family's financial downfall, the removal from her home, recovering from all the work of the move and the emotional pain of saying her goodbyes to the townspeople they should have been looking out for. I'd say he's seeing her at her worst. She's lost her zest for life and is sustained by duty--an admirable trait, but a lonely one.
After spending some pleasant time with the Musgroves, getting some healthful exercise in the form of some walks with the Musgrove girls and others, and then enjoying the treat of travel to Lyme and the admiration of 2 men, she finally begins to exhibit a bit of her former glow.
I don't think CW was unfair in his initial assessment of her. Yes, he was still angry and hurt, but I believe his shock was genuine when he caught sight of Anne.
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