Persuasion - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

When Chapter Four begins, Anne is 19 and she is in very much in love with Captain Frederick Wentworth. Frederick has no stature, fortune or expectations of attaining either. Anne does not care and believes in Frederick. Sir Walter neither withholds his consent nor approves the match. Lady Russell also does not approve. She thinks that Anne is too young and has not met enough people. She does not think that Captain Wentworth's confidence and luck are enough. Anne cannot bear going against the wishes of Lady Russell, who has always been so good to Anne, but when Anne breaks off her engagement with Captain Wentworth, it is for the Captain's benefit. Anne believes that he will accomplish more without her.

Since the broken engagement, Anne has never been interested in another man. She has been courted by other men, including the man her sister later married, but...

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