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Written by Rebecca Mog
(8/10/2003 10:59 p.m.)
There are those wonderfully ambiguous words 'respectable' and 'general good opinion' nestled in there. If it is, indeed, the duty of a family, first and foremost, to be thought well-of by one's neighbours, well, the Dashwoods seem to have succeeded thus far at the opening of the novel. However, JA doesn't define the nature of this respectability, nor whether the Dashwoods are deserving of their acquaintances' good opinion - or conversely, whether the 'general good opinion' of the neighbours is worth having.
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