this child, who, in occasional visits with his father and mother

Category: Education | Type: Historical | Title: Sense and Sensibility (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 1

The parents are John Dashwood and his wife.

Austen takes a dim view of parents who indulge and spoil their children. In this instance the parental coddling and lenience, perhaps deliberate, have encouraged the spoiled boy to charm his dotty great-great uncle.

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