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|Big Theme: Forgiving those we love
Written by Delories
(10/28/2005 4:43 a.m.)
Thinking about the Mrs Smith and Lady Russell threads below, it struck me -- I'm sure that whole doctoral theses have been written on this, but I'm a bit slow on the uptake sometimes -- that the Big Theme of _Persuasion_ is the need to forgive those we love.
Because no one is perfect (not even CW, ladies). And in order to live in human society, with family and friends, we must learn to forgive, forget, overlook others' foibles and flaws.
So we have:
- CW forgives Anne for throwing him over 8 years before
And that's just for starters -- there are a whole lot more, but I have a boatload of work to do today so I'll just throw this idea out and log on later to see what my more perspicacious fellow Pemberfolk have to say :-)
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