Posted by Anna on May 17, 1997 at 23:35:40:
In reply to Re: Mary Crawford: Impropriety v Hypocrisy posted by Amy on May 17, 1997 at 10:01:48
] Glad to see you back, Anna.
] What you describe is the sort of artiice JA seems to dislike. Do you suppose she took a midway position herself? She wouldn't be so wild as Mary, and we know she wasn't so proper as Fanny, judging by her family's staging of theatricals if nothing else?
] Maybe we're supposed to be seeing another continuum here, as in Sense & Sensibillity?
it's nice to be back - I think I'm stuck with the weekends only for the moment
I'm not sure what you mean about a continuum - is it that Mary C is even more outspoken than Lizzy, with Fanny at the opposite extreme? JA's point may have been that Mary C's morals where shaky, unlike Lizzy, despite their similarity in personality, but I'm not convinced that it is morally right to ignore 'bad' behaviour in others; such 'obligation' can shore up the abuse of power.
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