Wentworth gives her the validation of his notice as

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her accident. Wentworth gives her the validation of his notice as Anne overhears his high praise in her capability to care for Louisa over Mary and Henrietta. The next scene in which Anne is pictured in a cloak is the expression of her turning point in feelings of self-worth and content with herself. In this scene, Anne accompanies Lady Russell to an assembly of the town. Anne is wearing a light salmon pink cloak paired with a white dress which allows her to express her inner, more joyful emotions outward in a brighter means of accessorizing, while keeping her simplistic values intact. Anne is also wearing earrings that match her cloak and headpiece, alluding to extra care and time spent on her appearance, depicting her rising level of confidence. Her joyful, more care free, and less brooding nature is proven when Anne excitedly welcomes Admiral and Mrs. Croft to the assembly with a genuine smile and an eagerness to engage in conversation. The last time Anne is pictured on film in her light pink cloak is at the assembly room when Captain Wentworth comes to personally deliver the news of the Admiral’s assumption that Anne and Mr. Elliot were to be married. Wentworth delivers this message
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personally to Anne in hopes of getting a straight yes or no answer as to whether this news was true or not. Anne begins to argue against this accusation, focusing primarily on the frustration she feels towards the town’s assuming her to be married without hearing her judgment rather than focus on immediately negating the accusation in order to assuage his feelings. Anne is interrupted by Lady Russell, in which Wentworth takes this opportunity to disclose his dissatisfaction of Lady Russell for influencing Anne to decline his proposal years ago. Anne leaves the assembly and is next shown entering Mrs. Smith’s house where she learns of Mr. Elliot’s selfish intentions, thus completely removing him from the pool of suitors, leaving only Captain Wentworth to compete for her attention. This scene depicts Anne’s change in self-assurance and autonomy in that she is making more of her own decisions and trusting in her judgments. In the novel, this scene is paralleled by Wentworth’s attention to Anne at the concert and assembly followed by his abrupt absence after the entrance of Mr. Elliot in which Anne concludes of Wentworth’s “jealousy of Mr. Elliot, […] jealous of her affection” (PER 362). This drastic change in her confidence that allows her to believe in the idea that she is the object of Captain Wentworth’s affection is quite different from her previous self-deprecating remarks about her simple beauty compared to Wentworth’s very handsome manner. This substantial change is recognized by Anne when she remarks in astonishment of her realization of Captain Wentworth’s jealousy of her affection saying, “could she have believed it a week ago—three hours ago! For a moment the gratification was exquisite. But alas! There were very different thoughts to succeed” (PER 362).
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