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|A wonderful turn of events!
Written by Jenny Allan
(10/17/2005 4:44 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Sparks flying in Molland's!, penned by Barbara
I agree, Chapter 19 is an important turning point for Anne. For one thing it is the first time in the novel that Anne seeks out FW, instead of hiding from him. That is a big, big step forward. And he must recognize it and appreciate it for what it is, for he knows her better than anyone.
And for all the talk in earlier weeks about what Capt. Wentworth was feeling as he was the object of attention of the Musgroves and Hayters, it is nice to see the Capt. get a little taste of his own medicine in Chapter 19 when he overhears the women talking about how they prefer Anne to Elizabeth and that it's clear her cousin does as well.
Not that I want Wentworth to suffer. I just feel it's so nice to finally turn it around and have Anne, be for once, the center of attention and Wentworth left on the sidelines to worry and wonder.
She really is coming to life and with this small step forward she grows increasingly bold. By the time of the concert, she is, dare I say, almost flirtacious. Hooray!
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