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|Of Rank & Men per Lady Russell
Written by Robbin
(10/6/2008 5:16 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Wentworth as Sir Walter - bear with me, penned by Susan Elizabeth
I agree Lady Russell did not think Captain Wentworth deserving of Anne but did she also think Sir Walter undeserving of his wife? I feel he did not and it seems the narrator also, Ch. 1, “a wife of very superior character to any thing deserved by his own” but is that what Lady Russell believed?
Per Ch. 2, she held “prejudices on the side of ancestry: she had a value for rank and consequence, which blinded her a little to the faults of those who possessed them.”
Lady Russell worries excessively (IMHO) about Sir Walter’s dignity in retrenchment which I confess irks me a bit. So, with these prejudices did she feel her friend had thrown herself away on an undeserving Sir Walter? I want to believe! (;D)
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