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|His compassion is underwhelming.
Written by Robbin
(10/17/2008 1:31 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I know! ;-(..., penned by Moni
The evening ended with dancing. On its being proposed, Anne offered her services, as usual; and though her eyes would sometimes fill with tears as she sat at the instrument, she was extremely glad to be employed, and desired nothing in return but to be unobserved. (Ch. 8)
LOL! Indeed, Mr. Knightley would not be pleased. Frederick’s mocking Anne at this moment always seemed petty to me. By dismissing her to the instrument chair he is pointing out she is no longer a marriageable pretty young thing—IMO a quite unnecessary action on his part and not justified by any anger and resentment he is holding on to from their broken engagement. At this moment Frederick does not deserve Anne. I think Anne’s desire to be unobserved is natural. I think Anne is in a moment of such deep grief and mortification that attention might just be the breaking point of her composure. Anne’s desire to be unobserved is not weakness but strength; IMO her only desire is to maintain her pride and dignity after the love of her life has done his best to make her a nothing. (:D)
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