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|a terrific amount of psychological territory
Written by Ann2
(10/22/2005 5:17 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, "Oh God! Had I not given way to her at the fatal moment!..., penned by Margaret 7
His assessment of Anne as most capable of caring for Louisa is immediate tribute to the way she has just taken care of them all. His shock and amazement that anyone,(especially Mary) should take her place floors him, powerfully.
Why did this come about, if not through another misplaced persuasion. Charles Musgrove was not able to resist his wife's senseless arguments. He let himself be persuaded that Mary should stay and allowed Anne to leave and his injured sister to be less well cared for. [chap 12 ...she said more than her husband could long withstand...]
Mary is quite as idiotically persistent as Louisa Musgrove in her haydays. And Charles is "weak" when he ought not to be.
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