Posted by Kathy F. on July 22, 1997 at 20:34:06:
In reply to Harriet vs. Anne posted by Nora on July 22, 1997 at 18:31:07
] It is true that Harriet isn't a complete simpleton, but she is very easy to persuade like Anne Elliot.
No, she isn't a complete simpleton, but she is far and away more easy to persuade than Anne. Anne was persuaded by Lady Russell, who was practically her mother. Harriet was persuaded by Emma, who was a few years older than her, and whom she had known for only a few months--if that! And Harriet was persuaded by the slightest word that Emma said, whereas Anne was only persuaded that one time, and regretted it sorely--for "eight years and a half." Harriet was in love with three men in one year. As Mr. Knightley told us, Harriet had a weak mind.