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Written by BarbaraB
(5/6/2013 1:05 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I was rather hoping ...., penned by Jim Morris
Yeah, I know how you feel. I remember being in awe when I read S&S and all the nasties ended up so well---no real comeuppance for Lucy, Robert, the John Dashwoods, Willoughby... But I suppose this is an unfortunate side effect of realism. :)
I think Wickham should end up with a tuna fish factory to extend your fish allusions. Besides it suits Wichham's fishy character, if you know what I mean. Would you consider making such an adjustment?? Hmmm, do tuna swim the waters of Argentina....well, some sort of fish factory...:)
I have to say, I agree with Cathy that it is an extraordinarily well written scene. I was just reading about this last night and the commentary from my notes was: "Elizabeth's verbal fencing with Wickham is an interesting example of how strong and intelligent she is, and how necessary in Austen's world it is to use language to take control of a situation. She makes clear by hints and allusions that she knows all there is to know about Wickham's wrongdoing in the past. She takes some pleasure in leaving him suitably embarrassed, while at the same time retaining that surface of politeness suitable to a sister-in-law." (M&L Gray) Oh yeah, this scene comes off perfectly.
By the way, thanks for the laugh!
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