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|blaming Fanny for John's behavior
Written by Heather Leigh
(9/5/2009 11:52 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Introducing Fanny & the novel's title theme., penned by Rachel G
I think it's interesting how JA depicts the influence of Fanny on John Dashwood. Not only does she not IMPROVE his character, but she encourages him to be more cold-hearted and selfish than he's naturally inclined to be.
How does Fanny exercise this power over John? What does this say about Austen's understanding of marriage and the dynamics of the marriage relationship?
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