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|Is morally wrong the same as evil?
Written by Stacey GC
(3/16/2013 12:51 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, William Walter, penned by bridget D
I think he is a perfect Elliot if you hold up Sir Walter Elliot and Elizabeth Elliot as examples of the Elliot family. Sir Walter is vain, overspends his income and loses his estate. Elizabeth is also vain, uncaring towards her sisters and deferential to class/rank rather than wit/quality. They are unkind, egotistical, unthinking, but they are not evil.
So I would agree that there is no evil antagonist in this novel. The only evil is the separation of Anne and Frederick caused by fear on one side and pride on the other. To have true love thwarted by outside influences is the evil in this novel...IMHO.
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