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|GR--a few thoughts
Written by Barbara
(9/6/2003 7:09 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR Using An't, penned by BarbaraB
]For a second, it almost makes Fanny's usage of the word make her seem human, doesn't it?
This is what I love about group reads, because I don't think I've ever thought about this before, or seen it on the board, but this thread gives me several suppositions as to what it might be.
--I wondered too whether it might be a slip, indicating that the prim and proper speech Fanny uses is a put-on?
--A second thought was that maybe the thought of actually complimenting Elinor was so painful to her that she could not bring herself to use proper speech to do it! Or she did not feel as though a compliment to/about Elinor deserved to be spoken in proper English?
--A third thought was that it was somehow an indirect compliment to or a means of putting Lucy Steele at ease by speaking in a way similar to her, thereby showing her even more favour and preference?
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