Posted by Barbara on June 02, 1997 at 14:55:34:
In reply to Fanny on Prozac posted by Cassie M. on June 02, 1997 at 13:46:57
] Especially in the end of the video version where all of a sudden Edmund says, well Mary was a twit after all, so I guess I'll marry you, Fanny. Ugh!
I know there are few that would agree, but I don't see Edmund settling for Fanny as much as finally coming to his senses. Through the entire book, Mary made him act against his judgement and against his own character. She ridiculed his profession on countless occasions. Yet he was so besotted by her that he kept trying to justify her behavior. I think Fanny was very wise not to try and badmouth Mary to Edmund. What good would it have done her? As long as he was willing to go to such great lengths to excuse the way Mary thought and acted, he was unlikely to hear or heed any criticism of her. The only thing that would cure him of Mary was when he finally saw the light and saw her true colours. And instead of settling for Fanny, he realized that the one on whom he could depend, with whom he could be entirely honest, and most importantly with whom he would always be free to live by his principals was already there by his side.
His life would have been a living hell with Mary, and he finally realized it.
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