Posted by Sherry on May 28, 1997 at 20:13:23:
In reply to Re: Yikes! / Fanny the mouse that roared ONCE! posted by Ann on May 28, 1997 at 13:50:57
] ] The fact that Fanny will not be listened to does not excuse her.
] But she would have been in big trouble, if she had spoken up. It wasn't as if they would just ignore her. THey would either make her life a living hell or ship her back to her
family in Portsmouth--seperating her from Edmund forever.
Now here is a prime example of why I do not like Fanny. Why (if she is so very moral and good) can't she put her self on the line for those she loves? What would it signify to her if she were to get in trouble for it? They already treated her bad. You cannot have it both ways. You can't say that Fanny has this strong sense of morality and innate sense of goodness and then say but she dare not show it for fear of reprisals to herself. This smacks of complete selfishness, which is not moral or good. And (while I am on a fanny bashing jag) I detest the way she sits back after all the family is in ruins and excepts their assurances of love and respect. I am sure she did nothing to deserve it except stay out of the way.This may be laudable in some instances but not for a heroine of a novel. I can appreciate MP for other reasons but not for Fanny.
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