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Written by Faithr
(10/8/2012 6:35 a.m.)
Why is it that the marriage of Fanny Farrars to John Dashwood was seen with favor by Mrs. Farrars (this seems to be implied) but the possibility of the marriage of Edward Farrars to Elinor Dashwood is looked down at with scorn? Is it just that John Dashwood was assumed due to receive his father's fortune but no such expectation came with Elinor?
As much as I love Austen (and I do very much) it still appalls me at times just how blatantly mercenary many seemed to be when it came to marriage.
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