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Written by Reeba
(9/28/2006 3:49 p.m.)
"Is he not a man of honour and feeling? Has there been any inconsistency on his side to create alarm? can he be deceitful?"
Elinor's words of;
"I hope not, I believe not," cried Elinor."I love Willoughby, sincerely love him; and suspicion of his integrity cannot be more painful to yourself than to me. It has been involuntary, and I will not encourage it...."
I find that this outburst of Elinor is more to satisfy her mother out of desperation, and also because she feels a bit hurt at her mother's accusations.
I cannot imagine Elinor would find that self centred farewell speech by Willoughby as arousing good opinion about him.
I don't think Elinor loves Willoughby at all, because she has all along been seeing things which were not very praiseworthy.
She can love her sister with faults, but I doubt she can love Willoughby with his behaviour which Elinor hardly approved of, especially regarding Col. Brandon among other things.
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