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Written by Stephanie
(3/23/2013 5:55 p.m.)
We are told that Anne has given up dancing, and considers herself hopelessly attached to a man whom she has no hope of ever addressing her again. Might she have taken up the spinster's cap, as Author Austen is supposed to have done 'too young,' according to her nephew's bio of her?
Could she have done that, when Elizabeth had not? After all, Elizabeth was the elder sister, and was still open to the social marriage mart, and Anne had no public reason to take herself out of consideration for suitors.
If she had, and a returned Capt. Wentworth (or Mr. Elliot, or Capt. Benwick) started to show interest in her, would she be allowed to repent it, and doff the spinster's weeds?
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