Persuasion - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Captain Wentworth's sister and her husband invite him to stay at Kellynch. He initially intended to stay for a short time before heading to his brother's house, but the warm reception at Uppercross convinces him to stay. Captain Wentworth has spent time with both of Mary's sisters-in-law, Henrietta and Louisa. Charles Hayter, who has returned after a brief absence, is not happy with Captain Wentworth's presence. Charles Hayter and Henrietta Musgrove had previously formed an attachment. Now it seems that Henrietta favors Captain Wentworth. Mary and her husband debate whether Captain Wentworth is more interested in Henrietta or Louisa. Anne has the same silent debate but does not share her feelings.

Chapter 9 Analysis

Anne witnesses the bizarre love triangle, of sorts, between Captain Wentworth and the two Musgrove sisters. Charles Hayter brings another element of conflict to the situation, a second 'triangle' between Captain Wentworth, Henrietta and...

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