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Written by Stephen VI
(7/1/2013 3:08 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, It puzzles me exceedingly, penned by Diba
Did Anne believe in the romantic principle of "first love"? If she did, then although she had broken off the engagement with Captain Wentworth, it was not because she had ceased to love him or because of his behaviour, so would she regard it as inappropriate to form an attachment with anyone else? However, although she is surprised (bordering on shocked) by Benwick's attachment to Louisa, she ultimately accepts it, perhaps because it means the Captain Wentworth is relieved of any obligation to Louisa or the Musgroves.
Would Anne have the opportunity to meet a man who did have some conversation and grace? In the country neighbourhood around Kellynch and Uppercross, she moved in a very confined and unvarying society.Her father unduly favoured her elder sister to such an extent that Anne always remained in the country when Sir Walter and Elizabeth visited London. She had a very limited fortune (£3,333) so she could not afford to create her own establishment in London or Bath which she disliked anyway. Even when she did arrive in Bath to stay with her father and sister, they seemed more involved in the demands of etiquette rather than meeting good company.
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