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Written by AmyFlo
(10/18/2011 2:15 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, New possibilities for Anne?, penned by Rachel G
I like how chapter 14 suggests, just for a moment, that Benwick is a strong possibility for Anne's future. After the discussions of Charles and Mary about him, to the extent of predicting whether or not Lady Russell will like him, both the Lady and Anne anticipate seeing him. They even expect it ("There can be no doubt that Lady Russell and Anne were both occasionally thinking of Captain Benwick from this time").
But it is brief. It doesn't even make a full paragraph! For he doesn't come, and Lady Russell dismisses his prospects without even meeting him. Anne's feelings don't seem to be described; I don't know if she was disappointed by it or not.
I wonder if Lady Russell would have liked Benwick. Would he have been too moody for her tastes? Or would she have preferred his quiet ways to that other, more vivacious sea captain?
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