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|Could dangerous mean the flattery?
Written by kathleen (elder)
(10/4/2011 4:41 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lady Russell and Mrs. Clay, penned by Adele W
Mrs Clay is a flatterer and a user -- this might be (some of) the danger that Lady Russell sees. And with a Mrs Clay around, will Elizabeth develop more suitable friendships?
In Chapter 5 Anne also thinks that Mrs Clay presents a danger:
[Mrs Clay] was young, and certainly altogether well-looking, and possessed, in an acute mind and assiduous pleasing manners, infinitely more dangerous attractions than any merely personal might have been. Anne was so impressed by the degree of their danger, that she could not excuse herself from trying to make it perceptible to her sister.
Anne thinks the danger is that Sir Walter will fall for Mrs Clay. Perhaps Lady Russell thinks something along these lines as well?
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