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Written by kathleen (elder)
(9/7/2009 8:42 a.m.)
In Chapter 1 the narrator tells us that "Mr. John Dashwood had not the strong feelings of the rest of the family." And yet, Elinor did "consult with her brother," so she must, at least, have respected his knowledge & opinions (on financial matters, most likely).
In Chapter 3 we have the following between Elinor & her mother regarding Fanny's brother Edward:
a reflection which Elinor chanced one day to make on the difference between him and his sister. It was a contrast which recommended him most forcibly to her mother.
Of course, it isn't the narrator who tells us that Edward is good or even admirable, but wouldn't we agree w/ Mrs Dashwood that to be unlike Fanny says a lot about him? And possibly, to say that the Dashwood women were unlike John in feelings might be (almost) enough for us to find them likeable! :-)
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