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Re: Another perspective on Persuasion

June 11, 2019 07:59AM
Alida Wrote:
> As for Alan's comment about it not being very romantic to say that she did not regret
> taking Lady Russell's advice: Anne is supremely honest. Why wouldn't she say so?


My point was about romance, not dishonesty. Not all things that are true need to be spoken aloud. When honesty will be hurtful to your spouse, that is a good time to ask whether the thing really needs to be said -- and this didn't. It was unnecessarily hurtful, particularly in the context of that specific conversation (in which Wentworth, who was *least* to blame of the three, was blaming himself for the separation).

With that said: I am also not convinced that Anne's statement was honest. In fact, I have considerable difficulty believing that she did not reproach herself during all those long years of pining and separation and loneliness for taking Lady Russell's advice.

- Alan -
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