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|No sense, just sensibility
Written by Laura Marie
(11/1/2012 9:16 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Fanny knows how use emotion, penned by Nuria
You've all made really good points and I would think with Fanny it's a combination of all of the above; bad temper, attention-seeking, and a learned habit. Fanny seems neither selfless enough to contain herself nor thinking enough to refrain from expected female behavior. Good example of the chasm that can exist between "sensibility" and "sensible"!
Austen certainly doesn't approve of hysterics, as one of her characters in Love and Friendship dies from them, after warning her friend against fainting too much!
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