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Written by Nikki N
(10/12/2011 12:45 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Feebleness of character?, penned by Rachel G
I believe that Frederick was unjust to Anne, she was only 19 at that time -- chap 4 --
IMO, he was also unjust to Lady Russell in not distinguishing her valid concerns from that of Sir Walter's. Sir W simply thought it "a very degrading alliance", but Lady R was mainly concerned that its imprudence might result in "a state of most wearing, anxious, youth-killing dependance!" (especially considering his own earlier extravagance). Perhaps if FW and Lady R had liked and understood each other better, some acceptable compromise could have been reached.
In chap 10, he said to Louisa --
So Louisa got the idea that being firm means being obstinate even in silly things, insisted on jumping down the steps at Lyme -- chap 12 -- "I am determined I will", and hurt herself seriously.
Towrds the end of chap 12 --
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