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|my vote goes to a combination of 2. and 3.
Written by Katharina
(1/27/2004 12:10 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Is Miss DeBourgh sickly and cross?, penned by Julianne E.
I'm sure having LC as mother -must- have some effects on your health, maybe we're talking about psychosomatic afflictions here. I think it impossible that any child could ever have lived up to LC's expectations. Nevertheless I'm quite sure LC's stomped every attempt by her daughter to excell in anything and to meet her mother's expectations. The daughter actually being capable of something the mothers isn't (like piano-playing)? Unthinkable! Anne's bad health is an instrument for both mother and daughter to deal with this Catch22 situation. Anne doesn't have to try to live up to her mother's expectations and her mother does not have to fear competition in excellence within her own house.
As for going out in that weather - maybe Anne was quite as eager to leave Rosings whenever possible as were Mr. Darcy and Col. Fitzwilliam?
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