Posted by gkb on December 04, 1997 at 19:02:13:
In response to Another friend of Fanny's , written by Lea on December 03, 1997 at 12:28:51
] Perhaps I am prejudiced though, because I really do
] identify with the character of Fanny. We share some
] common family background (i.e. our fathers are similar)
] and I have values very similar to Fanny's. Being a Christian, I do understand why she felt the way she did
] about things that were going on around her.
Yes, indeed--it is Fanny's Christian faith that gives her the strength to face up to her uncle and to endure the loss of family support in the only adult decision she has ever been allowed to make. It is amazing that she did not knuckle under to such incredible pressures! Do you not think that Austen put some of her own experience in refusing Lloyd-Biggs into the steel that infused Miss Price's backbone?
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