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|I just can't view Lady Russell
Written by Kim in AK
(10/24/2005 7:55 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Her Excellent Friend, penned by Robbin
Perhaps this is because I am easily guided by the narrator and by Anne's point of view. I cannot escape the impression that JA intended us to view LR as flawed, but good at heart. Perhaps it is because I am the mother of a beautiful, naive, almost 15-year old daughter, and I would be horrified if a charasmatic, impetuous, impulsive, penniless man came to steal her heart with fairy tale promises!
Likewise Mrs. Smith. Yes, her actions are rather troubling, but I still believe JA intended us to see her as really caring about Anne.
I've tried to be open-minded (honestly!) but I think I will have to agree to disagree about Lady Russell's character.
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