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|GR: John Dashwood NASUTH: redux
Written by Cheryl
(9/1/2003 12:32 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: John Dashwood, penned by Yvonne T.
] His complaining is really too much, since he is far better off than his step-mother and half-sisters and has not helped them in any way. His reasoning here is similar to his and Fanny's earlier in the novel.
Isn't he awful in that chapter? He goes on and on and on about how he needs money while in the same breath speaking of luxuries and purchases unimaginable to Elinor. This line makes me laugh and grit my teeth simultaneously - not easy to do!
"Having now said enough to make his poverty clear, and to do away the necessity of buying a pair of ear-rings for each of his sisters..."
And then he goes on to make such rude remarks about how Marianne has lost her looks and will be lucky to get a man of even the meanest financial worth to marry her. UGH!
The first week of the GR, there was a thread about how bad John Dashwood really was - if his bad behaviour is due more to Fanny's influence or of his own inclination. Well, Fanny is nowhere to be seen in this chapter, and he manages to be completely vile. Yes, JDNASUTH. Big Time.
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