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|Mr Elliot "was not open."
Written by Rachel G
(10/22/2008 1:45 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Her feelings were still adverse to any man save one? Huh?, penned by JanELT
Mr. Elliot was rational, discreet, polished, but he was not open. There was never any burst of feeling, any warmth of indignation or delight, at the evil or good of others. This, to Anne, was a decided imperfection. Her early impressions were incurable. She prized the frank, the open-hearted, the eager character beyond all others. Warmth and enthusiasm did captivate her still. She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped.
Sorry for the long quote, but to me this passage illuminates pretty well everything about Anne's journey through the novel.
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