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|I have an issue with just one of the statements here.....
Written by jeffrey
(4/20/2010 12:33 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I think the romantic ideals she criticizes in S&S..., penned by Connie
".....There was no possibility of Charlotte falling in love through the years, no possibility of her even liking her husband......"
I don't believe this is necessarily an open and shut case. Being an incurable romantic and optimistic in young, inexperienced people showing maturity in marriage relations over time, is there not even the slightest possibility of Charlotte and Mr. Collins developing an affection for each other, in spite of their differences? What accounts for the improbable success rate of arranged marriages where statistics on such are kept? (indeed more successful than marriages of consent) Can we not open the door a crack on Mr. Collins and Charlotte improving their affection in the future, however slight? I'm hoping for the best, at least. The text seems to marginally gravitate in that direction during Elizabeth's visit (?)
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