Posted by Ann on August 25, 1997 at 20:17:03:
In reply to Re: ?Edmund posted by Kathy F. on August 24, 1997 at 21:33:22
] It is almost as though Fanny is a secondary character in her own book!
From time to time this sort of an explanation of the book flits through my mind. We think of the main character in a book being the prime actor--the one who acts--but Fanny does not take many true, strong actions. Perhaps this book doesn't have a main character at all. I think the book is more about the weaknesses of people, and how people who have easily percieved weaknesses might be much stronger than those who appear more flawless. In this sense Fanny and Henry become the twin centers of the book, with the apparently weak Fanny possessing great inner strength, and the strong Henry being in truth feeble.
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