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Re: Agreed, though

March 26, 2015 02:45AM
He was entangled by his own vanity, with as little excuse of love as possible, and without the smallest inconstancy of mind towards her cousin.

So says the last chapter, with a couple of paragraphs about how he was led by vanity, curiosity and self-indulgence to first want to see Maria again, and to be determined to win her over when she behaves coldly to him-- it's humiliating, he's too used to every woman adoring him, and he thinks she's angry because of Fanny and tells himself he will overcome it. He initially intends a flirtation, but Maria's feelings for him are stronger than he realizes, and she refuses to let him go quietly. He never intends to abandon his pursuit of Fanny, and becomes quite frantic to keep the whole Bertram family from finding out what's going on between them, but Maria is indiscreet, and once the secret's out he feels there's nothing to do but go along with it.

So it's not that Henry ever decides to give Fanny up--not until he realizes all hope is lost anyway--but that he thinks he can flirt with Maria, make her his conquest again, mostly out of sheer spite, and then go back and resume courting Fanny. But Maria would rather be ruined that let that happen.
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Mansfield Park Fanny/Henry stories?

Rose H.March 25, 2015 12:52AM

Re: Mansfield Park Fanny/Henry stories?

Katharine TMarch 25, 2015 02:25PM

Cannot change his character?

Rose H.March 25, 2015 07:28PM

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Katharine TMarch 25, 2015 10:30PM

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Suzanne OMarch 26, 2015 12:43AM

Totally agree with this (nfm)

NickiMarch 25, 2015 10:55PM

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Jim D.March 25, 2015 07:43PM

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Suzanne OMarch 26, 2015 01:00AM

Agreed, though

Rose H.March 26, 2015 01:37AM

Re: Agreed, though

Suzanne OMarch 26, 2015 02:45AM

Re: Mansfield Park Fanny/Henry stories?

Jim D.March 25, 2015 12:52PM

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Rose H.March 25, 2015 07:58PM

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Amy A-NWMarch 26, 2015 05:21PM

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Jim D.March 26, 2015 03:17AM

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Katharine TMarch 25, 2015 10:42PM

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Rose H.March 26, 2015 12:03AM

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Suzanne OMarch 26, 2015 02:50AM

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Katharine TMarch 26, 2015 12:46AM

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Mari A.March 25, 2015 08:32PM

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Janice HMarch 25, 2015 09:29PM

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Rose H.March 26, 2015 12:14AM

Re: Mansfield Park Fanny/Henry stories?

Suzanne OMarch 26, 2015 03:09AM

Re: Mansfield Park Fanny/Henry stories?

Shannon KMarch 25, 2015 02:19AM

Totally agree! (nfm)

InesMarch 28, 2015 03:13PM

I second that!

Janice HMarch 25, 2015 02:40PM

Re: I second that!

Katharine TMarch 25, 2015 03:09PM



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