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* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: Wentworth gets to return to the scene of his heartbreak rich, respected, and desired, and can lord his new status over Anne, whose reward for breaking the engagement was to become faded and careworn. For a little while, Wentworth enjoys his passive-aggressive remarks and his open flirtation with the younger, prettier Musgrove sisters in front of her, but it starts to sour even before the visit to Bath when he sees just ''how'' much her spirit has suffered in the past eight years.

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* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: Wentworth gets to return to the scene of his heartbreak rich, respected, and desired, and can lord his new status over Anne, whose reward for breaking the engagement was to become faded and careworn. For a little while, Wentworth enjoys his passive-aggressive remarks and his open flirtation with the younger, prettier Musgrove sisters in front of her, but it starts to sour even before the visit to Bath when he sees just ''how'' much her spirit has suffered in the past eight years.
years. As it turns out, it's not terribly satisfying [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicking someone who's already down]].


* LoveDodecahedron: She's involved in one. Charles Musgrove loved her, but married her sister. She loves Captain Wentworth who used to love her as well but now thinks he might love Louisa or Henrietta. Captain Benwick is obviously infatuated with her and she doesn't find him too shabby either. Her cousin William wants her as well and she's tempted to return the affection.

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* LoveDodecahedron: She's involved in one. Charles Musgrove loved her, but married her sister. She loves Captain Wentworth who used to love her as well but now thinks he might love Louisa or Henrietta. Captain Benwick is obviously infatuated with her and she doesn't find him too shabby either. Her cousin William wants her to marry Anne as well and for a brief moment she's tempted to return the affection.affection. Her sister Elizabeth wants to marry their cousin William as well, but he ends up with Penelope Clay.



* OldMaid: She's twenty-seven and not married yet. That was a dangerous age, when a woman was close to being considered unfit to marry.

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* OldMaid: She's twenty-seven and not married yet. That was a dangerous age, age when a woman was close to being considered unfit to marry.



* {{Hypocrite}}: She insinuates that the Harvilles must be bad parents to be able to leave their children in others' care (specifically, Mary's and Charles') for a few months. In the ''same letter'', she asks for an invite to Bath and says that she can easily bear a few months away from her own children.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: She insinuates that the Harvilles must be bad parents to be able to leave their children in others' care (specifically, Mary's and Charles') Charles', though they are actually with her mother-in-law) for a few months. In the ''same letter'', she asks for an invite to Bath and says that she can easily bear a few months away from her own children.



Mary's sister-in-law. Louisa is confident and lively and becomes quite attached to Wentworth, who declares himself wanting to marry a confident and lively woman.

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Mary's sister-in-law. Louisa is confident and lively and becomes quite attached to Wentworth, who declares himself wanting to marry a confident and confident, resolute, lively woman.
woman with a strong mind and sweetness of manner.



* FallingIntoHisArms: Invoking this becomes one of her favorite things to do: jumping off of steps so that Wentworth will catch her. When she tries it from the Cobb at Lyme, she runs up to a ''very'' high spot, ignoring his protests. He's unable to catch her and she sustains a severe head injury that leaves her unconscious for at least a day.

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* FallingIntoHisArms: Invoking this becomes one of her favorite things to do: jumping off of steps so that Wentworth will catch her. When she tries it from the Cobb at Lyme, she runs up to a ''very'' high spot, ignoring his protests. He's unable to catch her and she sustains a severe head injury that leaves her unconscious for at least a day.day, she nearly dies and though she recovers, she's not as healthy and well as she used to be.



* HarpOfFemininity: Plays the harp. In one scene, the Musgrove sisters' harp is especially delived to a dinner party at her brother's so she could play the harp.

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* HarpOfFemininity: Plays the harp. In one scene, the Musgrove sisters' harp is especially delived delivered to a dinner party at her brother's so she could play the harp.



* SecondLove: Not for Wentworth, but ''Benwick.''
* SpiritedYoungLady: Unlike other Austen ladies of this mold, though, Louisa sometimes has more spirit than sense.

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* SecondLove: Not She's a potential second love interest for Wentworth, Captain Wentworth who previously loved Anne (and as it turns out, never stopped loving her), but ''Benwick.''
Louisa ends up marrying Captain Benwick. She's his second love as well. He was engaged to Fanny Harville who died while he was at sea.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Unlike other Austen ladies of this mold, though, Louisa sometimes has more spirit than sense. \n She's forthright and firm, and open in her liking for Wentworth, but insists on making a dangerous jump from stone steps against the urging of everyone present and sustains a serious head injury. After she recovers, her brother says that she's not as lively as she used to be.
-->'''Charles:''' [S]he is altered; there is no running or jumping about, no laughing or dancing; it is quite different. If one happens only to shut the door a little hard, she starts and wriggles like a young dab-chick in the water; and Benwick sits at her elbow, reading verses, or whispering to her, all day long.




* WidowsWeeds: The male version. He has black crepe around his hat, and everyone who discusses his prospects with Anne notes that their marriage would have take place after "a decent interval."

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* WidowsWeeds: The male version. He has black crepe around his hat, and everyone who discusses his prospects with Anne notes that their marriage would have take place after "a decent interval."interval".


* NewOldFlame: To Captain Wentworth. They used to be engaged and the chemistry is still there, despite the fact that Captain Wentworth chooses to ignore her at first.


* KissingCousins: He flirts with Anne by saying he hopes her name never changes. Normal for the time.

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* KissingCousins: He flirts with Anne by saying he hopes her name never changes. Normal for the time.time, but still, they are not first cousins.


* IWasQuiteALooker: She was very pretty when she was younger -- a teenager and in her early twenties. Her loss of love cost her her bloom and she's considered rather plain, but elegant. Her looks improve considerably when she gets happier.


* HarpOfFemininity: Plays the harp. In one scene, the Musgrove sisters' harp is especially delived to a dinner party at her brotehr's so she could play the harp.

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* HarpOfFemininity: Plays the harp. In one scene, the Musgrove sisters' harp is especially delived to a dinner party at her brotehr's brother's so she could play the harp.



* {{Expy}}: To some extent, of [[Literature/PrideAndPrejudice Mr. William Collins]]. Both are a cousin of the heroine (Mr. Collins for Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Elliot for Anne) and set to inherit the heroine's father's estate due to the HeirClubForMen; as such, they are presented as a viable option for matrimony for the heroine. Here, the resemblance ends, as Mr. Elliot is much more charismatic than Mr. Collins.


* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Competes with her less-confident sister Henrietta for Wentworth's attention, though Louisa soon takes the lead.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Competes with her less-confident sister Henrietta for Wentworth's attention, though Louisa soon takes the lead.


* HiddenDepths: Anne is highly regarded by all sensible people who know her, and she is very accomplished. Her taste and knowledge of literature and music is well known to all, but people in her company at a concert in Bath are extremely impressed by the fact that she has a command of Italian and is able to translate a song into elegant English for them. She is also very modest about it.



* HiddenDepths: Anne is highly regarded by all sensible people who know her, and she is very accomplished. Her taste and knowledge of literature and music is well known to all, but people in her company at a concert in Bath are extremely impressed by the fact that she has a command of Italian and is able to translate a song into elegant English for them. She is also very modest about it.


* SelfMadeMan: He won about £25,000 in prize money during the war against Napoleon. In today's money, that will be near eight hundred thousand pounds (a veritable fortune in those days, where the prices of goods are but a feel pennies here and there).

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* SelfMadeMan: He won about £25,000 in prize money during the war against Napoleon. In today's money, that will be near slightly in excess of eight hundred thousand pounds (a veritable fortune in those days, where the prices of goods are but a feel pennies here and there).


* SelfMadeMan: He won about £25,000 in prize money during the war against Napoleon. In today's money, that would make him a millionaire.

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* SelfMadeMan: He won about £25,000 in prize money during the war against Napoleon. In today's money, that would make him will be near eight hundred thousand pounds (a veritable fortune in those days, where the prices of goods are but a millionaire.feel pennies here and there).



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* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: Wentworth gets to return to the scene of his heartbreak rich, respected, and desired, and can lord his new status over Anne, whose reward for breaking the engagement was to become faded and careworn. For a little while, Wentworth enjoys his passive-aggressive remarks and his open flirtation with the younger, prettier Musgrove sisters in front of her, but it starts to sour even before the visit to Bath when he sees just ''how'' much her spirit has suffered in the past eight years.


* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: She thinks [[SocialClimber William Elliot]] would be a good match for Anne.



* UnableToSupportWife: Must secure a position of a curate or get a parsonage before he can get married.

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* UnableToSupportWife: UnableToSupportAWife: Must secure a position of a curate or get a parsonage before he can get married.



* HeartbrokenBadass: According to Wentworth, Benwick's gloomy and poetic surface hides the fact that he's a fierce foe in battle. (If the story followed the point of view of the war, his poetic soul would probably be HiddenDepths.)



* HeartbrokenBadass: According to Wentworth, Benwick's gloomy and poetic surface hides the fact that he's a fierce foe in battle. (If the story followed the point of view of the war, his poetic soul would probably be HiddenDepths.)


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* {{Expy}}: To some extent, of [[Literature/PrideAndPrejudice Mr. William Collins]]. Both are a cousin of the heroine (Mr. Collins for Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Elliot for Anne) and set to inherit the heroine's father's estate due to the HeirClubForMen; as such, they are presented as a viable option for matrimony for the heroine. Here, the resemblance ends, as Mr. Elliot is much more charismatic than Mr. Collins.


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%%* RomanticFalseLead: For Anne


* SelfServingMemory: Edits her recollection so that her being a ShipperOnDeck for Louisa and Wentworth becomes never thinking it was a serious attachment.


* EnglishRose:

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* EnglishRose: She used to be a very pretty girl who has lost her bloom and still has modest beauty with regular features and mild brown eyes. She regains her appeal later. She's a sweet lady with an elegant and cultured mind who is admired and respected by people from her neighbourhood.


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* ElegantClassicalMusician: Louisa Musgrove plays the piano, the harp and sings. She is pretty and amiable enough, and as an unmarried young lady, she obviously likes showing off her musical accomplishments. It's hinted that her parents tend to gush about it a lot.


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* HarpOfFemininity: Plays the harp. In one scene, the Musgrove sisters' harp is especially delived to a dinner party at her brotehr's so she could play the harp.


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!! Henrietta Musgrove
Louisa' elder sister.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Like her sister Louisa, pretty Henrietta plays the piano and the harp.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She is said to be a bit prettier than Lousia, but Louisa is more confident and outspoken. They compete for Wentworth's attention, though Louisa soon takes the lead.

!! Charles Hayter
* GentlemanAndAScholar: The Hayters are less polished and less rich than the Musgroves (Mrs Musgrove and Mrs Hayter are sisters who made differently prosperous matches). Charles is the eldest son and an heir to the small family property. He was chosen to be a gentleman of the family. too. He wants to become a clergyman.
* NiceGuy: Likes Henrietta and is generally a pleasant fellow. He wisely turns down his attentions when he feels Henrietta starts to pay attention to Captain Wentworth. Absence makes the heart go fonder and with Lousia's push, he and Henrietta continue their relationship.
* UnableToSupportWife: Must secure a position of a curate or get a parsonage before he can get married.

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* ElegantClassicalMusician: Anne Elliot is an elegant, slender woman with cultured mind. She plays the piano exceptionally well and has great taste in music. However, she could share it with only two people her late mother and her former fiancé Captain Wentworth.
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* ProudBeauty: Rare male example. He is extremely proud of his good looks that (he thinks) do not fade.
-->''"Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir Walter Elliot's character; vanity of person and of situation. He had been remarkably handsome in his youth; and, at fifty-four, was still a very fine man. Few women could think more of their personal appearance than he did, nor could the valet of any new made lord be more delighted with the place he held in society. He considered the blessing of beauty as inferior only to the blessing of a baronetcy; and the Sir Walter Elliot, who united these gifts, was the constant object of his warmest respect and devotion."''

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