I've got to admit I don't have a lot to say about these two chapters. First we have Elinor thinking about what she learned from Lucy about Edward, and then we have Elinor and Lucy discussing Lucy's situation in obliquely sly and snarky ways. And that's that.
My annotated edition did have one really interesting thought in it that I want to share, though. It says of Edward that "[e]ven his hesitation to choose a profession might result in part from his reluctance to take a step that, by providing him with a more regular income, would advance the day of his marriage to Lucy" (p. 255). I had not thought of that! Ever! I always just thought Edward couldn't figure out what he wanted to do, but I do think this is really possible, that he's just delaying this because he can put off marrying Lucy this way.
1. Do you think it's possible that Edward has been delaying choosing a profession because it means he can put off marrying Lucy?
2. If you haven't read this before, are you surprised by how much of the book revolves around monetary concerns?
That's all for this week, friends. May you have a blessed Easter!