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|There is an earlier passage
Written by Laura Marie
(10/15/2011 10:12 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Benwick and Anne discuss reading material, penned by Nancy Louise
after the initial description of Captain Benwick but before we meet him, in which Anne reflects on his situation:
"He is younger than I am; younger in feeling, if not in fact; younger as a man. He will rally again, and be happy with another."
The interactions between Anne and Benwick do give us some good insight into her way of coping with sorrow, by contrast. She is not one to wallow, but rather hopes to be guided by "the strongest examples of moral and religious endurance."
However, the earlier passage seems to suggest that Anne is not optimistic for herself; she has more hope for Captain Benwick than for herself.
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