Posted by Traci on August 28, 1997 at 07:40:03:
In reply to Re: Question on introductions...Mr Elliot and Capt W. posted by Caroline on August 27, 1997 at 22:35:31
] Not so much strange as a determination to hustle her away. It is rude, as shown in the film. He could quite easily have helped Anne out by asking for an introduction.But then, so could the Captain! I think it just emphasises the fact that both were vying for her attention.
Thanks for your imput. I think I imagined that Anne could not do it because I recall reading in "What Dickens Knew and Austen Ate" that a woman never introduces a man to another man. Then again, other people have pointed out that this book has some inaccuracies in it.
You are right. Anne was the only one who could have done it and she's too dazed to do so. And Mr. Elliot and the Captain were marking each other out as rivals at this point.
Just goes to show that in some cases, manners go flying out the, er, tea shop window!
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