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|She knows him throughout
Written by Deborah Y
(10/28/2008 9:45 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I love how she knows his heart, penned by JoAnn
I don't think there's a single moment in the novel when she doesn't know exactly what he's feeling, even though, as you note, they exchange barely a word until Bath. She follows every twist and turn of his changing emotions: she can see when he's angry, resentful and unforgiving; she knows he's not in love with Louisa even when he's giving everyone else the impression that he is; she senses the tiny thaws in the little Walter and carriage-ride scenes; she picks up on his sudden embarrassment when he runs into her unexpectedly at Molland's; she sees that he's jealous of Mr. Elliot. When he writes, in the letter, "For you alone I think and plan. Have you not seen this?" she really has seen it.
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