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|Anne learns, and teaches herself
Written by Delories
(10/10/2008 2:11 p.m.)
Near the end of chapt. IV, we are told, regarding her break-up with Capt W, that Anne "had been forced into prudence in her youth, she LEARNED romance as she grew older." Then, near the end of chapt. VI, as she hears the Miss Musgroves enthusiastically prattle on about him ("a new sort of trial to Anne's nerves"), the ON says (although it seems more than narration it's an indirect report of Anne's own thoughts) "she must TEACH herself to be insensible on such points".
The parallelism in these opening chapters between the idea of what Anne has to learn (from others?) and what she teaches herself (and others, too) goes quite deep, I think.
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