The last few weeks, after I've expounded on an A2Z virtue, I've applied it to the stories I've been reading lately. Some of the virtues don't show up in stories very often, but I think patience – my offering for the letter P – shows up all the time.
Case in point is within Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. The protagonist, Eleanor Dashwood, is emotionally pummeled from worry, broken promises, prejudices, and unfair practices. Add to that a deep hurt at losing the only man with which she'd ever connected, and it's easy to understand how her stable composure might crack when she learns that the man himself is
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