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|GR: The genuine Mrs. Jennings
Written by joe m
(9/2/2003 12:57 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR:Mothering Mariannne, penned by Barbara
I re-read the section from here: "Mrs. Jennings came immediately to their room on her return" to here: "She then went away, walking on tiptoe out of the room, as if she supposed her young friend's affliction could be increased by noise." several times after Marianne's "Her kindness is not sympathy" rant looking for any sign of insincerity on Mrs. Jennings part. I couldn't find any. The whole passage is filled with empathy and kindness.
So, while she may have some quirks, and is occasionally vulgar or insensitive, there is a genuine kindness to her, and a fondness for her friends that makes her completely endearing.
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