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|Anne and Fanny
Written by Nikki N
(10/7/2011 11:59 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I feel the same way!, penned by Adele W
Anne has more self-esteem than Fanny, Anne is sometimes spoken of as a Cinderella, but Fanny is the most obvious JA Cinderella as poor relation to the Bertrams. Fanny has to be humble in her manner, especially with Mrs Norris always reminding her of her situation, but Fanny can be quite judgmental in her inner feelings toward those she disliked i.e. the Crawfords.
Anne is neglected by her father and eldest sister, but she is appreciated, valued and respected by many others -- Lady Russell and the Musgroves. Also, as a baronet's daughter, she is socially superior to the Miss Musgroves, and they appreciated about "how easy and indifferent" she is to her rank, unlike her sister (chap 6). Due to her superior rank, her manner is "easy and indifferent", not humble.
Anne does inwardly has a "feeling of superiority" as to her talents and accomplishments over the Miss Musgroves(chap 5), but she is not outwardly vain about it. She does not mind Mr and Mrs Musgrove's fond aprtiality for their daughters' comparatively inferior piano playing, she knows they have no real knowledge of music anyway, and even when they praise her piano playing -- chap 6 -- "Well done, Miss Anne! very well done indeed! Lord bless me! how those little fingers of yours fly about!" -- that it was not with real taste or understanding.
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