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Written by joe m
(8/12/2003 3:59 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Difference of taste, penned by Vianne
Precicely my reason for comparing her to Fanny. (-;
] she makes it so clear that she considers that notion of a match between herself and Brandon as insulting and ridiculous beyond description,
On this point she's right insofar as this; at this point in her life, she's not looking for a man like Col. Brandon.
} while completely ignoring the fact that her comments must be a little painful to her mother as well.
On this point you're showing great restraint and understatement. (-;
] Harsh censure, indeed! ;o) I suppose I am a little more lenient here; Marianne may be selfish, immature, insensitive, snotty, &c., but she lacks Fanny's conniving cruelty. Marianne inflicts pain inadvertently, because she does not see beyond the fog of her own notions, but Fanny is deliberately cruel.
Perhaps I was being just a little bit hyperbolic in the comparison. (-; Still, Marianne is not comporting herself like a lovable young heroine to this point. (-;
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