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|Definitely very pretty
Written by Jana
(9/24/2013 2:53 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Anne's beauty., penned by Anushka
I've always considered Anne very pretty physically with the welcome addition of inner beauty. Her education and elegant, cultured mind add some extra layers of soul and delicacy to her good looks. She only lacks energy and self-confidence in the first part of the book, but she regains her appeal and blooms fully later. People keep admiring her - I especially love the part after Anne and Captain Wentworth's meeting at Molland's when ladies from Captain's company start gossiping about the Elliots and praise Anne's beauty. :-)
Anne probably has bad luck of being compared to Elizabeth who is more striking and described as a classic beauty, but she loses points because she's haughty and unkind.
Anne on the other hand is a true English rose - demure, petite, with mild eyes and a winning personality.
BTW, I also like Sally Hawkins' looks and I think she looks perfectly for the role, but they probably tried to dress her down and make her appear tired and a bit sickly. I remember I thought she looked somewhat awkward in some scenes, but cute or positively gorgeous in other ones. At least that's my impression from the adaptation. I only saw it once though. I liked it well enough, but the ending was too weird and very, very wrong. It kind of spoilt the whole film for me.
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