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|Trying to break down Mrs. D's reasons for them going
Written by JoAnn
(9/27/2009 9:02 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Is Elinor a bit of a snob?, penned by Rachel G
It is very right that you should go to town; I would have every young woman of your condition in life acquainted with the manners and amusements of London.
By saying that Mrs. Jennings will not give them any consequence, I think Elinor is arguing that there will not be as much benefit to them as Mrs. Dashwood thinks there will be. Mrs. Jennings is a nobody, so they won't be invited places, and won't have a chance to partake of the "manners and amusements of London", thus making it less of a desirable plan.
She seems to be grabbing at straws, but I think it's the best she can do on the spur of the moment, without giving her heart away.
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