Posted by Linda on May 27, 1997 at 09:35:13:
In reply to Re: Yikes! Fanny as a pillar of strength posted by Donna on May 25, 1997 at 20:15:21
] I agree that she knows all and tells nothing. She could of saved her family whom she loves so much. Why does she not speak up.
Others have expressed this opinion in other threads far better than I will, but.. Remember that Fanny's status at Mansfield Park is just a notch above that of the servants. Except for Edmund, who would listen to her and Edmund has his own limitations. Imagine Mrs. Norris' response to Fanny should she dare to remark on the behavior of her cousins! There is really nothing that Fanny can do to change anything in that household. All she can do is to stick to her own convictions, which she does.
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