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Written by Ceilti
(4/19/2003 11:37 p.m.)
Mr. Tilney, the former General, clearly valued work and industry over idleness and dissipation. I've always thought that Fredick's career in the army was mostly the result of Mr. Tilney's insistance. He could not bear for his son to be like other sons. Many, perhaps most young men in Fredicks shoes who were to inheret a great fortune did not join the army but spent their time hunting and the like, like Tom Bertram.
I think Mr. Tilney forced Frederick into a military career, both to boast to his friends and to shows what power he had over his children. It is this, I believe, that led to Frederick's chief resentment towards his father, more so than his father's ,pre petty bullying and overcontrolling ways.
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