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|Very well thought-out interpretations of Lady Russell here..
Written by jeffrey
(10/4/2011 9:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mea culpa, penned by Kevin S.
The second paragraph of Ch 2 flushes out the personality and motives of Lady Russell quite well. Some snippets to wit:
"...rather of sound than quick abilities..."
Thus, Lady Russell sides with Sir Walter and his "noble honor" rather than with Anne's more sensible and frugal suggestions on how to financially retrench the family.
YES, Lady Russell is a pivotal and transitional figure in the early tenor of the story with one foot firmly in the past (Sir Walter Elliot) and one not quite yet planted solidly in the future (the Musgraves, Crofts, Capt Wentworth).
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