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|Sir Walter's attitude toward Anne
Written by Kevin S.
(10/3/2011 3:21 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Elizabeth v. Sir Walter, penned by Adele W
Sir Walter is certainly an idiot in some sense. But his indifference to Anne might be partly explained by the typical father-daughter relationships of the time. If I'm not mistaken, father's were not that intimate with children in children, and daughters less so. Mr. Bennett in P&P seems an exception.
So, Sir Walter's natural self-absorption only adds to the distance between him and Anne.
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