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Written by Tifah
(10/7/2008 2:45 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Nurturing Vs. Free Will, penned by LeeAnne
But at some point, you have to take responsibility for your own destiny.
Certainly! I am not of the mind to defend or apologize or explain away bad behavior, only to examine it, see it from all angles. Particularly with female characters because in Austen's time women had very little direct power. What power they could excerise came indirectly (Elizabeth) or through manipulation (Mrs. Clay), which I think colors so many of their actions. I'm more just trying to understand. :D
I don't think we know about Mrs. Clay's mother, do we?
It's been a while since I've read Persuasion so I can't recall, but I look foward to a close reading.
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