Posted by Sherry on May 22, 1997 at 21:06:01:
In reply to Re: Yikes! Fanny as a pillar of strength posted by Cassia on May 22, 1997 at 18:02:36
] ] Having recently de-lurked. I might as well get this out of my system. Good things happen to Fanny (if you call Edmund good) in spite of her not because of her. I can't remember anything she did to help herself other then freak out over the Crawford proposal, and refuse to be bullied into it. Spiritless,vapid and dull. That's our girl Fanny.
] ] To Cheryl.... How's that? Thanks for the welcome too.
]] Fanny has the surest moral compass of all the characters in the novel. She disapproves of the play, and her cousin's marriage to whatshisface, the owner of Southerland.
Sure moral compass or self righteous disapproval. Fanny does afterall rehearse lines from the play. Her qualms about her cousins marriage don't lead her to any actions. I can well believe the victorians admired her. I do not. However I do admire Jane Eyre. Care to compare the two?
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