Austen, Jane. Persuasion: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism. Ed. Patricia Ann Meyer. Spacks. New York: W.W. Norton &, 2013. 165. Print.
In this conversation, Anne finally puts herself at risk. In her discussion of love and the dynamics of love between men and women, Anne expresses the sentiment that love in women doesn’t die out as it does in men indirectly to Wentworth. Despite even the passivity of such a discussion, in her position Anne is finally taking some modicum of control in her life and finding a way to express her undying affection.