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|Perhaps she had never had to save.
Written by Jan
(9/18/2006 5:09 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Money and economies for Mrs. Dashwood, penned by Barbara
As a 20 year old, she wouldn't have the same responsibilities as she does now and then she married. It is clear that she doesn't have the same grasp of her financial situation as Elinor does. When she was 20, she brought no money to the marriage but she was young enough (and pretty enough?) to have perhaps thought it wasn't necessary to save for her future. This is where I do pity her. She has her future secured on the continuing life of her husband, which will also enable her to ensure that her girls start their adult lives from this position. It would be heartbreaking enough for her to lose her husband but to also lose her home, her own financial security and the prospect of seeing her girls well-settled is what makes me so sympathetic to her plight.
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