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Written by James S.
(10/17/2006 3:02 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, John Dashwood, penned by Maisy
That Elinor and Marianne see Mrs. Jennings as vulgar and Lady Middleton as insipid. They would abandon the pair as eagerly as the John Dashwoods if given the chance. John Dashwood disapproves of the ladies because their money is "low," while the Dashwood sisters disapprove of the ladies because their behavior is "low."
Well, the ladies are dull and vulgar, in part, because their money is "new" or "low." They have had just enough wit to ape the manners of the aristocracy by owning the best coaches, dress, etc., but not enough wit to ape the aristocracy in an appreciation of the arts, as the Dashwood girls have done.
The John Dashwoods and the Dashwood sisters are all elitists. The comedy is that they think they have nothing in common with each other.
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