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|Ch.7 - Not impressed with Charles Musgrove
Written by Line
(10/13/2008 10:15 a.m.)
During our last GR of "Persuasion" I remember saying that I actually agree with Mary when she complains about her husband going off to enjoy himself at his parents' house when one of their children has just been injured. (What I think of Mary is another story! ;-) During this GR, I suddenly realized that not only is Charles planning to go out for the evening, but JA slyly sneaks in the fact that he has been out shooting (most of the day?) as well!
His father very much wished [Charles] to meet Captain Wentworth, and there being no sufficient reason against it, he ought to go; and it ended in his making a bold public declaration, when he came in from shooting, of his meaning to dress directly, and dine at the other house.
So, Charles has been out shooting until just before time to get dressed and go out again. I know that we are supposed to agree with Anne and the Omniscient Narrator that he's really not doing anything very wrong, and that Mary should be the one to stay with their son, but at this point in the story I'm even less impressed with him than I was before...:-(
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