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Written by Tess
(9/16/2012 5:47 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Elinor, penned by Stephanie
Do you know what I find remarkable? How quickly she adapts to her rapid change of income. I believe she was practical both by nature and (later) neccessity. Even so, she was used to a very different lifestyle. I know I'm probably not expressing this very well, but it's really a feat for a nineteen year old to adapt to a very reduced income, become the manager, and resist the attempts of her immediate family to push her to unneccessary luxuries. Usually it's the other way round: the mother checks the daughters. It honestly astounds me. Elinor presumably has filial respect and filial affection for her mother, so it would be even more difficult to play that role.
Elinor grew up in comfort, so I don't think she needed to be practical when there was noone else to do it. I think she was practical by nature. As she grew up, and realised there was no definite provision for her sisters and mother, perhaps she... started worrying and began preparing herself for the worst that could happen? It's all speculation. But I don't think there's any reason to suppose she had no fun or that she was continuously worried as a child. :-)
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