Awareness (or the lack of it)
Posted by Constanza on June 24, 1998 at 12:16:29:
In response to First love and second, written by gkb on June 24, 1998 at 11:07:57
Actually I think that the problem with Edmund is that he is not aware of Fanny as a woman. He still considers her a child, and at best, a sister. I believe it is only wehn Henry pays her his attention he realizes she has grown up, but then he is completely captivated by Mary.
BTW, have you noticed that MP is not a "love story" in the sense the rest of JA's novels are? I mean, it is not about the heroe falling in love with the heroine and viceversa (or acknowledging that love, or re-falling in love); there is no courtship between them. It is the only one where it is all about the heroe falling in love with somebody else.
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