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|GR: I think its sarcasm
Written by Skylar
(4/2/2003 2:00 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I think they understand one another, penned by Siobhan
] I have three brothers - the two older ones used to regularly smack us in the head or punch us in the shoulder or back whenever they walked by. I occassionally still find myself ducking when one of them walks behind me. It was part of the playfulness in a large family
I don't think this is the case here at all, and I think Jane Austen's above comment is meant to be sarcastic. Thorpe has a doting mother who allows him to act this way. He's a spoiled child.
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