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|Knowing and not knowing
Written by LouAnn
(10/23/2009 5:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Who is this story all about?, penned by TimLee
My copy has an introduction that talks about how this book, and indeed, all of JA's novels, can be said to be studies in knowledge. Who knows what and when, whose knowledge is suspect, what are the effects of knowing too much or not enough.
This read, I paid more attention to the 'rewards' the characters get. As others have noted, Lucy and Robert do come out 'ahead' of Elinor and Edward in material things--but maybe not in real happiness.
Marianne is even spoken of as being the Col's 'reward' which used to bother me, because it seemed to objectify her. But now that I'm thinking of rewards differently, it doesn't. And she too has her reward--real love and not selfish love.
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