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Written by jeffrey
(10/3/2011 2:55 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Spite, resentment, rivalry?, penned by Lia
One of the unstated but implied clues into why such a handsome young lady as Elizabeth would not receive any offers of marriage has to be her vain and selfish personality. Another possible reason for the resentment between Elizabeth and Anne may be Anne's superior intellect, which she seems to have inherited from her Mother: (Ch 1)
"...... To Lady Russell, indeed, she was a most dear and highly valued god-daughter, favourite, and friend. Lady Russell loved them all, but it was only in Anne that she could fancy the mother to revive again......"
And again in Ch 1:
AND AGAIN in Ch 1:
It appears Anne got the greater portion of the brains in the family and Elizabeth got the greater portion of the looks. There would be smoldering resentment and jealousy for many years. Sir Walter and Elizabeth seem to be just looking for a way to jettison poor downtrodden Anne!
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