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|Sir John-the good, the bad, and the ugly
Written by Jeanne P
(8/12/2003 3:29 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Introducing Sir John., penned by joe m
] At his worst in chapter 7, “Sir John was loud in his admiration… of every song, and as loud in his conversation… while every song lasted.” Still, overall he is all kindness and good nature. There’s a bit of oblivious insensitivity to him
JA is merciless in describing her characters' good and bad points. Sir John is a very kind, good and generous man. If not for him, the ladies Dashwood would have lived a worse life after leaving Norland. However, it doesn't make up for the fact that Sir John is dense, boring, insensitive like above, and unrefined.
JA is particularly piercing and somewhat harsh of people who do not have proper, appropriate manners. It must have been an important theme of hers.
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