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|The Generalís Children (reposted..)
Written by Shir
(4/23/2003 2:16 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Postscript: The children of General Tilney, penned by Linda Fern
I am not so sure that turn out that OK.
Maybe here is the source of Henryís sense of humor. This is his only tool to fight his fatherís oppression. He could not protect himself, his sister (&possibly his mother) from the generalís bursts of wrath, but he could make them all laugh afterward, when he is gone.
] As for Frederick, he may have inherited more of his father's genes and that would explain somewhat his difference of behavior.
Fredrick on the other hand is a different story. He probably does have more of his fatherís genes. His way of handling the General is simply staying away as far and as long as possible.
Another protective mechanism for Henry & Eleanor is to escape into a good book.
]Again, thanks to all you Ladies and Gentlemen for sharing your thoughts. And to Cheryl, a bouquet of roses for all your efforts. You are appreciated!
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