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|GR: I dunno...
Written by Art
(9/1/2003 6:49 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Mothering, penned by Cheryl
] But, I do think Mrs. Dashwood's letter to Marianne advising her to remain in London showed a great deal of sense. Marianne would have to exert herself sometimes in London - if she was at home, she would do nothing but wallow. Mrs. Dashwood was able to see this at least.
Indeed, I did not expect Mrs. Dashwood to advise as she did -- I would have thought she would have wanted to wallow with her daughter in her disappointment.
However, I was alarmed when "she judged it right that they should sometimes see their brother" when he arrived in town. Does she really believe that her distraught daughter would feel any relief in the company of John and Fanny, for whom Mrs. Dashwood has such contempt? This question has me doubting the extent of Mrs. Dashwood's wisdom. Have I misread something here?
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