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|At this point, Anne and Frederick are just SO frustrating!
Written by jeffrey
(10/13/2011 10:24 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Frederick Wentworth (very, very long), penned by gianni
Gianni, brilliant post, in part, for defending Capt Wentworth and chastising Anne for her thinly civil and reticent attitude.
Mark me as crazy but I'll often look up from my page to deliver an audible admonishment or encouragement to the heroine, hero, or any other participant because I get so emotionally caught up in their situations. I'll exclaim, For example: "Good God, SAY something to each other besides the barest civil trivialities!"
With Anne and Frederick, I would drag them into a room by themselves and lock the door and not let them out until they can reach an acceptable level of congruency with each other!
Does anyone out there share this frustration? Is it not Miss Austen's brilliance at establishing an initial emotional tension, then ratcheting it up to an almost unbearable level as the story progresses? This is just one of the many qualities that make her stories SO compelling.
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