truly not a 'virtue'oso
Posted by Emily Anne on November 12, 1997 at 16:01:12:
In response to The Crawford allure, written by gkb on November 11, 1997 at 23:45:06
] Oh, but Mary is really very attractive in her self-centered way! ... (snip)
] (snip)... What is missing in people's evaluation of Mary and Fanny is the very shocking lack of virtue Mary displays. ...(snip)
Yes, I have known (many) people like Mary and people who liked people like Mary. I think that in some respects, today, 'bad', feral, or lack of virtue similar to Mary's is more well-liked than such virtuosity and morality as Fanny's. I think that could be argued as another of the possible dividing points between Fanny bashers and Fanny supporters -- those that themselves are like Mary (or like Mary) and see nothing wrong with her 'feral' attitudes, but see something rather uppity in obviously moral or virtuous behavior (like Fanny's) are more likely to be Fanny bashers, while those that think the 'uppity' attitude is more like Mary are more likely to be Fanny supporters.
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