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Written by Tess
(9/16/2012 6:28 a.m.)
I love this chapter. It's one of my favorite in all Austen. It's the one where John Dashwood wants to honor his deceased father's wishes and provide for his stepmother and half-sisters, but Fanny persuades him not to.
The chapter is hilarious... but also rather chilling if you think about it. John just disregarded his dead father's wishes, thus worsening the girls' already bleak prospects. Fanny persuaded him to do it. That's... pretty strong.
What do you think of their conversation? And who is more at fault? Alright, Fanny is manipulative and greedy, but John is the one who made the promise, and the one who gave in to Fanny. What do you think?
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