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Written by Jean B
(8/11/2003 7:17 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, LOL, penned by Malene S
] ] I don't think Jane could have portrayed her as more despicable if she had included a funeral scene where Fanny was already claiming her inheritance. She almost provides an image of Fanny racing from the graveside to Norland and staking her claim before the dirt hits the coffin.
I was re-reading the first 10 chapters on the train this morning and Fanny's introduction struck me as different, so I took notes on how Jane introduces all of the main characters, John Dashwood is ultimately seen as cold hearted, but at least he thinks about helping his half sisters.Most everyone else is given at least a few good traits, but Fanny's character really gets run through the ringer! Even Willoughby is given a fairly good recommendation by Sir John in the beginning if having a nice little pointer is a good recommendation. But Fanny is given no good words. I kept wondering who Jane modelled her after :-)
I have been having fun really looking at how people are seen at first and how their personalities evolve.Anyone else noticing this?
Can't wait to continue...
Jean B (who is in New York City working, but making time for Jane)
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