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Written by Stephanie
(9/26/2012 10:36 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Teenagers and cosseted wives., penned by Rachel G
I think Mrs. Dashwood, with a fully mature prefrontal cortex, made the decision to be emotional.
Not everyone wants to wants to be sensible, learn Russian, do their own taxes, change their car's oil, watch documentaries, and listen to NPR. Some people, even as adults, like to go to tear-jerker movies, tinker with recipes that already work, carry signs for various causes, and weep with their friends in sorrow -- and party hard with them during celebratory moments.
Even today, a person choosing to be emotional (on one or many topics) is common. Mrs. Dashwood is one of them.
However, she is not as lacking sense as the ch. 1 quote: [governing her feelings] was a knowledge which [Elinor's] mother had yet to learn, suggests. She listens to Elinor, checks with both older daughters on decisions, and manages to stay on good terms with Fanny for six months in order to further Elinor's relationship. She is not lacking in knowing about repercussions, in general.
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