Persuasion - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

Anne, Elizabeth, Sir Elliot and Mrs. Clay attend a concert held by Lady Dalrymple. Captain Wentworth is also at the concert and speaks with Anne for some time before the music begins. Anne is so overjoyed by that simple conversation that she is glowing. Anne believes that Captain Wentworth is in love with her. Captain Wentworth tells Anne that Louisa is not as well rounded as Captain Benwick, but that he wishes them well. Anne infers from this slight criticism that Captain Wentworth never truly loved Louisa. He also mentions that one never gets over a true love and Anne believes that he may be referring to their lost love.

Mr. Elliot finagles a seat next to Anne and tries to engage her in conversation. Anne wishes that Mr. Elliot were not so close. Finally, Captain Wentworth approaches Anne again, but this time his mood has changed...

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