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|Such were Elizabeth Elliot's sentiments and sensations
Written by Stephanie
(10/3/2011 10:33 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A note in my edition, penned by Barbara
But what would the dire consequences in a relationship be, when one is already cast off (or has cast off the other)?
I think that 'she' is more likely, although with it being brought up, I can see the other phrasing works, too.
Since the sentence is of the kind: "Even though THIS, she will not THAT," the reader deciding whether it is a 'he' or a 'she' must decide the meaning of the 'even though.' Is it "Even though Mr. Elliot was available, Elizabeth would not consider him," or "Even though Elizabeth was following the forms of family civilities, she had not forgiven Mr. Elliot."
The circumstances are further explained in the following sentence, and that makes me think it is a 'she' -- i.e., the 'she was following the forms' one. Her attitude is not that she is uninterested, but that she is unforgiving of his mistakes. So, I think the 'even though' is based on her having bowed to convention, but that it does not mean the respect for family connexion that the convention is supposed to convey.
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