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|I don't get it.
Written by JanELT
(10/15/2008 9:00 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, And even more sad evidence, penned by JoAnn
Why can't someone (e.g. Charles) dance with Anne? Surely it's possible for someone to URGE her to dance even though she had "quite given up dancing." Is it OK (L&T) to ask someone to dance if they don't dance? (I'm thinking of how Mr Darcy danced anyway even though he didn't like it.)
Another question: Was Anne jealous of the attention Wentworth was getting? Could that have been a reason for her tears?
Ch 8: "It was a merry, joyous party, and no one seemed in higher spirits than Captain Wentworth. She felt that he had every thing to elevate him, which general attention and deference, and especially the attention of all the young women could do....If he were a little spoilt by such universal, such eager admiration, who could wonder? These were some of the thoughts which occupied Anne, while her fingers were mechanically at work, proceeding for half an hour together, equally without error, and without consciousness."
I smell jealousy? Am I out in the left field?
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