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Written by Ann2
(10/18/2006 1:57 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, John Dashwood, penned by Maisy
...when John mistakenly suspects that Col. Brandon might want to marry Elinor, he tries to "encourage" her by pointing out that "the smallness of [her]fortune may make him hang back; his friends may all advise him against it." I find that line especially infuriating because it gives the impression that John Dashwood very likely would advise his friends against marrying someone with so small a fortune as Elinor's.
It occurred to me that perhaps John has not much idea what it is to love. He may have no regard for there being some odd emotional attachment between Ellinor & Edward, since his own reasoning is founded only on economic considerations.
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