Posted by Constanza on May 15, 1998 at 18:48:17:
In response to Edmund, written by Golda on May 15, 1998 at 16:17:49
] I don't see why Edmund is such a bad guy.
Who says he is? Actually he is a good one, and very reliable. But not so exciting as Darcy, or Knightly. He suffers when compared to other Austen's heroes.
] Or did he not do enough?
I think he did all he could have done, and that is more than people usually do.
]Do you not forgive him for lending Fanny's horse to Mary, and leaving Fanny standing about waiting for her turn.
Well, he was certainly wrong. The horse was in fact Fanny's (I think he did not actually give it to her because his aunt and mother would have rose hell for the expense, and it would have been considered a most improper thing). But he was not aware of Fanny's lack of exercise, and after all, he wasn't his cousin's keeper.
Actually, what I really dislike about him is that he is always judging other people's character, assessing their moral vices and virtues. And I certainly dislike those little tete-a-tete with Fanny, where both are intent on dissecting Mary's or anybody else's character. (and mind you, I do like Fanny and dislike Mary)
- Not a *bad* guy Xenia 17:10:29 5/16/98 (0)
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