Posted by Linda on July 12, 1997 at 09:59:01:
In reply to Re: The Usual Henry Crawford Debate posted by Kathy F. on July 10, 1997 at 22:40:26
] I think H. changed because of his love for Fanny ( a Lizzy-Darcy reaction) and reshaped his morals. He never would have done such a thing, even if Maria was all over him, which I don't doubt. Sorry this is so long-had to get it all out!
I think that Henry tried to change because of his love for Fanny, but he was basically an immoral and flawed character and could not. Darcy changed his behavior, not his character, for love of Lizzy. What Lizzy said of Darcy can also be applied to Henry:
"Oh, no! In essentials, I believe, he is very much what he ever was."
] I can kind of understand why JA had to punish the Crawfords--they were not good people at first--
They were charming, witty, fun and very attractive, but they were never good people.
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