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Written by Anna Ruby
(10/7/2008 4:53 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Not as in tune with Anne as I once thought, penned by Susan Elizabeth
I have always considered Lady Russell as Anne's best friend (a sort of Jane Bennet and Mrs Gardiner shaken together), and while I am sure she doates on Anne, I believe Anne's feelings are not always uppermost in Lady Russell's mind.
It is true, as Delories points out, that you don't have to be completely in tune with someone to love them, but it strucks me that, for one who claims to think so highly of her, Lady Russell hardly ever listens to Anne!
She does consult Anne about the retrenchment scheme, but then she proposes her own scheme to Sir Walter (here she is, in fact, justified, as we see).
In short, Lady Russell seems far from being Anne's true friend, as I thought her at first.
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