Posted by Ann on September 17, 1997 at 12:30:31:
In reply to Re: Evolution Is Key!! posted by Michelle K. on September 17, 1997 at 07:01:01
] Actually, I think JA's whole point was to show that no matter how charming Henry could be, he had not changed essentially from the beginnng of the book. His lack of principles and lack of strength of will shone through to the end.
Exactly. He couldn't change. No matter how much some people might have wished him to.
It is an age-old story. How many people have gone for the flash of a heated and quick romance, only to be hurt when the masks come off later and they discover that they are stuck with someone very different than they thought? That is what Austen was trying to show. She said, through Henry: Beware the quick change artist, he might change back just as quickly!
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