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Written by Siobhan
(4/18/2003 10:06 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Captain Tilney, penned by Captain Everett
] Agreed. It almost seems as if it's the General who doesn't fit in. I wonder how much their closeness is a reflection of their mother, and how much it is a way of protecting each other.
Yes! I think much of it is due to their mother and after to their bonding together against their father. They all seem to be silent and dejected in his presence (even Catherine notices this). But they are lively enough with each other.
] I'm not so sure that Frederick doesn't flirt very often. My take is he does so frequently, but only with those who know the "rules of the game". I don't think he'd try it with Catherine, or any of the other JA heroines, but likely would with some of the less refinded characters - a Mary Crawford perhaps. [Images of pairing Frederick/Mary C. or Henry Crawford/I.T. ;-)] This isn't to say he'd likely marry such a person - he might even be intimidated and tongue-tied by a "nice girl". ;-)
Perhaps you are right. He seems too good at it to not have had sufficient practice. But what I meant was that he wasn't flirting with all the women; just the one(s) who know the rules of the game, as you say. It would be interesting to see him meet with Anne Eliot say, while in bath, or another polite, respectable woman. He very well might be tongue-tied.
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