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Re: The Nine (or More) Lives of a Well-Dressed Austen Man

June 19, 2021 09:29PM
Captain Harville is a character who could provide a very unique POV for the story, since a good first officer does not follow orders blindly: he must balance loyalty to his captain with loyalty to the ship and crew, and the mission as a whole (he's definitely part of the reality check Wentworth gets at Lime). Then, his conversation with Anne at the White Hart is quite painfully honest about his feelings, which for a "hero" of the story are unusually dour about a closing wedding. Lots of great layers to explore there.

Mr. Bennet must tease, though even he might meet his match with Mr. Darcy's first application; his conversation with his daughter later smacks of someone completely dumbfounded by what's happened and trying to get his bearing (even beyond his reaction to Lydia, which still has a trace of irony, it's probably the most honest we get from him in the whole novel). Now, when he and Darcy meet again, I can well imagine some good ribbing.

Thanks for the great comments: they're inspiring and fun to look forward to reading.
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