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Written by Emmeline
(8/17/2003 1:41 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Relative distance, penned by Line
] Another thing I misunderstood from the movie: I don't believe Lady Middleton ever shows up in it, does she? When I saw Sir John the first time, introducing Mrs. Jennings as his mother-in-law, I got the impression he was a widower, and thought to myself "What good-natured, affectionate people these two must be, to continue living together in the same house, more or less as mother and son, after the person who linked them has died!"
Yes, in S&S2, Sir John is a widower. In the scene where Mrs Dashwood tells John and Fanny about him, she says:'He is a widower. He lives with his mother-in-law at Barton Park and it is Barton Cottage that he offers us.'
But in the book he is not a widower. That's one of the differences between S&S and S&S2.
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