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Written by JulieW
(10/13/2008 1:12 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Oh! Oh! Got to jump in!, penned by Rae
and actually this exhibition of cold politesse is evidence of some little measure of meanness or pettiness in his make up and IMO is what makes FW my least favourite of the JA men( I hesitate to use the word hero).
I understand it makes him human and a man with faults, but they are faults that have the capacity to wound deeply. And it is all done as a deliberate act on his part ; to act distantly and politely but coldly towards the woman he once loved. I think its all part of the strange introspection that characterises the people in this particular book,( or perhaps self obsession might be a better term), that no one among the Uppercross/Lyme crowd realises that he is the life and soul with everyone except Anne.
Two acts of kindness yes-the Crofts gig and the removal of young Walter,mitigate this a little but they don't atone for his typical behaviour towards Anne at this time,IMHO.
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