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Written by Anselm
(9/7/2009 10:18 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Looking for Margaret, the 'other' sister, penned by Barbara
She's one of my focusses in this group read. I'd have to agree with you at this point, while obviously keeping an open mind as we continue reading. I'd just note at this stage that Jane Austen doesn't treat of youngsters or servants very much. Think of the way Catherine Morland or Fanny Price suddenly bounce into view (well, relatively suddenly, anyway) at the beginning of Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park respectively, only when they become old enough to be "out" (i.e. go to balls).
I think Margaret could go two ways. She could simply remain something of a cipher the way she is now throughout the book, or she could come into her own (i.e. come of age) partway through it and play some kind of major role.
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