RE: Ms Price
Posted by Cassia on November 12, 1997 at 16:57:13:
In response to Ms Frances Price--at what cost?, written by gkb on November 12, 1997 at 00:23:57
I think that is true, but also people who have good health seem completely unable to imagine what it is like to have a chronic bodily weakness, like the anemia which probably afflicted Fanny.
Not at all. I've been anemic all of my life but I've learnt not to let it stop me or I'd always be worried about every bump and bruise and I'd never do anything. Chronic conditions are still very common today, our way of thinking of them has changed.
She has to learn to grow a shell to protect herself against every form of emotional assault on her pride, her character and her principles
Most Americans do not understand the sense of inferiority that British working classes routinely accepted.
Actually, Fanny isn't working class, her father is a retired naval officer and her is an heiress in a small way; in a way she'd much worse off since she is a poor relation. Think of Jane Eyre who is in the same position, who is told (and I do paraphrase) she is much lowerer than the scullery maid since the scullery maid does something to earn her bread.
So, Fanny is quite a piece of work, and so is this missive.!!
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