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|Lady Russell's inflexible mind.
Written by Rachel G
(10/19/2011 4:03 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, settled so permanently near herself, penned by Stephanie
Well put Stephanie - you explain my thought better than I did!
This is not the only example of Lady Russell's inflexibility of mind. Look at her evaluation of Mr Elliott in Ch.16:-
She "... could not seriously picture to herself a more agreeable or estimable man. Every thing united in him: good understanding, correct opinions, knowledge of the world, and a warm heart."
Correct opinions? In other words, opinions which coincide with her own! She is not a woman who can readily allow that opinions which differ from hers may be equally valid.
Contrast that inflexibility of mind with the amiable Admiral, who has no difficulty in accepting that others may not see things as he does:-
"Ay, so it always is, I believe. One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best;"
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