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|I wouldn't say Anne was "angry"
Written by Anna Ruby
(10/17/2008 4:35 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Is Anne a picture of perfection?, penned by Lisa G
And it doesn' seem to me that Anne is angry with Capt. Wentworth either. Of course she can't be pleased at the idea of his making himself agreeable to everybody but herself, but I can hardly suppose she would be pleased to see him sullen and low-spirited. She's just sad at how things have turned out.
Actually it is exactly the feelings that you call "weaknesses" that make Anne's character really round and human: all these complexities which go on in her mind make her real. I wouldn't love her more if she had a perfectly rational control over her emotions.
In this I believe she is one of Jane Austen's most "successful" characters.
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