Posted by M on September 13, 1997 at 14:10:01:
In reply to Congrats, Maggie!!....and a word to you Bertramites!! posted by Nora on September 13, 1997 at 11:57:50
] A word for Bertramites; Alright so you have said that she would have been happier with the Edster and that Henry's charm would have worn off. Well, I actually have an educated answer to this.....What did Fanny have....A relationship in which Edmund would debate with her every chance that he could, and that everything would have been based on Voltiare and Politics. Their morning conversations would consist of nothing else than "True moral stature derives from....." (have a ball filling in the blanks) BBOORRIINNGG!!!
I think, and have considerable proof, that Edmund and Fanny's married life would not be filled with Voltaire and Politics. Consider: If Edmund was so completely enthralled with Miss Crawford, who, as Michelle said, was superficially his ideal mate, would he not be ten times more happy with Fanny, who would become his his moral, intellectual and physical ideal? After he realizes that Fanny is his true love, what prevents him from loving her more wholly than he could ever dream of loving Miss Crawford, because Fanny loves him too? I think that as they grew in their love towards each other, it would get stronger and deeper.
I would rather have the rest of my life spent with someone I truly love, and who feels equally about me, than a few years on a superficial joy ride.
Just my humble opinion.
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