Posted by Linda on June 29, 1997 at 16:27:33:
I cannot quite make him out.
He appears to truly love Fanny, but how? Is it as a brother? Yet, he does not treat her like he treats his sisters.
Edmund loves Fanny, but, although he treats her kindly, he appears to do nothing to save her from the abuse of the others in the family. True, he insisted that she have a horse to ride, but he then deprived her of it in order that Mary Crawford could learn to ride.
Edmund loves Fanny, yet he tells her that going to live with their aunt Norris is a good idea.
Fanny has learned all her principles from Edmund, yet he begins to forget them. He sees the mischief that Henry Crawford causes with his sisters, yet he blames Maria and Julia and excuses Henry.
Mary Crawford's kindness to Fanny raises her in the esteem of Edmund. I know that Edmund is infatuated with Mary, but I cannot determine how he feels that Fanny fits into the picture.
For a while, I thought that maybe he did not realize how he loved Fanny (like Mr. Knightley/Emma). But, he is not only not jealous of HC, he encourages Fanny to learn to love him.
I cannot understand Edmund. Can anyone help me??
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