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|Marriage is seen as almost like a lottery...
Written by Delories
(10/28/2005 4:31 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Anne as potential Mrs. Smith, penned by Deborah Y
...in _Persuasion_ and the rest of JA's work, and her heroines _are_ the heroines because, for all the reasons you state, they wind up with a winning ticket. But luck/fate/destiny/Providence/what-have-you does go into it, and JA shows us that with characters like Mrs Smith and those "shadow stories".
Great thread, everybody.
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