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|I agree with you, Pennie.
Written by Reeba
(9/29/2006 1:35 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Looking for Colonel Brandon's good points, penned by Pennie
And since I want to focus on his charms, your post interests me a great deal :)
His good manners, and sensitivity are all so very clear - to those who are not having their vision getting foggy due to petty envy and jealousy or youthful arrogance.
But charm?! Now I don't know if there is a strict rule that has to be applied to measure 'charm' or does it depend wholly on what one is personally charmed by.
Going by the latter, I have to say that his speech about 'prejudices of a young mind' show his smitten self, which I find charming :)
Earlier I felt he had a quiet charm, when I imagined him listening attentively to Marianne playing and singing when everyone else was so inattentive. For me that is definitely 'charm'.
S&S was one of the three JA novels I read at a very young age and though I got quite excited with anticipation of a romantic angle when Willoughby entered the scene, I confess that he put me off totally when he started his comments about CB, because though not yet as enamoured by CB as now, he was totally harmless, and I didn't find Willoughby charming at all from that point.
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