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|She was a strong caricature of himself...
Written by Reeba
(9/6/2009 4:41 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, blaming Fanny for John's behavior, penned by Heather Leigh
..and thus enabling him to see her point of view more readily than if he were different. This strong influence on him had been there since his early young life because he married young, and was very fond of his wife.
"..for he was very young when he married, and very fond of his wife. But Mrs. John Dashwood was a strong caricature of himself; more narrow-minded and selfish."
From this one can conclude that JA logically felt that the stronger has the power to influence in marriage, as well as the power to improve the other.
Here the stronger character is also like him (more so).
"... gave to his intentions whatever of decision was wanting before;"
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