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Written by Stephanie
(10/12/2011 1:03 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Henrietta & Anne, penned by Amytat
I think you make a good point.
There are other nuances to Anne's refusal, too. She did not yield to her father or sister's emotional blackmail. And once Lady Russell had convinced her, Anne did not change her mind and yield to Frederick's persuasion, despite its evil implications for herself.
Henrietta was going to recant without any logical arguments, or new information, or indeed, any reason to suppose her original plan was not as worthy as at the beginning of its execution.
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