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|Lady Russell and Capt Wentworth
Written by Nikki N
(10/4/2011 2:56 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Chapter Four and Lady Russell, penned by Adele W
Wentworth being "confident that he should soon be rich", was not in his favour as far as Lady R was concerned -- she saw it as dangerous and imprudent. I don't blame her, especially since he had been extravagant in spending every penny of his earlier prize money -- chap 4 --
"Captain Wentworth had no fortune. He had been lucky in his profession; but spending freely, what had come freely, had realized nothing. But he was confident that he should soon be rich ... He had always been lucky; he knew he should be so still ........ Lady Russell ... saw in it but an aggravation of the evil. It only added a dangerous character to himself. He was brilliant, he was headstrong. Lady Russell had little taste for wit, and of any thing approaching to imprudence a horror."
I think those who dislike Lady R may have made too much of the point that Lady R had a slight prejudice on the side of rank and ancestry which blinded her a little, after all it is only "a little". I think Lady R's main objection here was to what she regarded as his over-confident, dangerous and imprudent character based on his earlier extravagance.
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