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Written by Jeffrey
(9/23/2009 10:11 a.m.)
I don't know how Elinor kept her considerable composure in Lucy confiding in her that she had been engaged to Edward for FOUR years! And Lucy Steele probing Elinor on what sort of person Mrs. Ferrars is. I sort of got the feeling that Mrs. Ferrars must have been a woman of considerable power and formidible influence (much like Lady Catherine in P&P)over Edward and probably everyone within her sphere. Lucy sounded fearful and intimidated by Mrs. Ferrars, probably for good reason.
2) The Palmers. At this juncture in the novel, I don't quite get their significance yet. Other than Miss Austen's excellent and very detailed description of them both as generally bad company, each in their own way, I'm presently puzzled.
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