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|Life is unfair.
Written by Rachel G
(10/22/2009 6:08 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, But do you envy Lucy?, penned by kathleen (elder)
Nor do mean, materialistic, selfish people invariably get 'punished' by having miserable marriages, being perpetually broke, or any other horrible twists of fate. As often as not the only 'punishment' such people experience in this life is that of having to live with themselves (a life sentence indeed!)
The endings JA concocted for Lucy, for Robert and for Willoughby could be seen as illustrations of the adage - "Be careful what you wish for..."
I think JA's work is remarkably lifelike. She rewards her good central characters with happy endings, so the reader has a satisfying conclusion, but on the whole, JA does realism, not fantasy.
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