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|Mr Elliot's story
Written by Cheryl
(10/10/2005 11:45 p.m.)
"He had explained away all the appearance of neglect on his own side. It had originated in misapprehension entirely." (ch 15)
He so glibly explains away the past - it was all a misunderstanding! He is "astonished, indeed"! He is "quite indignant"! He wishes "to be restored to the footing of a relation and heir-presumptive"!
He is too glib. Too polished. Too oily. The back-pedaling from previous statements and beliefs is really quite remarkable. I liked him better when he had the courage of his own convictions and opinions. This woe is me sucking up routine is unconvincing, though Sir Walter and Elizabeth are satisfied with it. But it all smacks of subterfuge and intrigue to me. What is he up to?
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