Posted by Luisa on July 11, 1997 at 17:39:18:
In reply to Re: Fanny posted by Janette on July 10, 1997 at 20:13:55
] But it was for her, because the reason she was determined not to soften her dislike of Henry was that she could never forget or excuse the way he had behaved with Maria and Julia. This made him morally unacceptable in her eyes and this is the main reason she would never accept him. When he proposes she is sure he is just giving her the same treatment he gave them.
Cannot that be considered pride or a desire to keep her dignity intact or even fear? "One can love the sinner and hate the sin"-thatīs one thing I read in the Tenant of Wildfell Hall. She does not love Henry.
I believe you do have a point there, it sure goes against her moral conviction to marry Henry, but it has also to do with rebellion. Fanny finally takes a step to ensure her own peace of mind and that includes turning down Henry and continuing to pine for Edmond (don`t ask me why...). If she were only considering other people`s good, she would have married Henry so as to be no longer a "burden" to her uncle (financially,for example). That would also be "the right thing". But Fanny puts her foot down and good for her that she does.
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