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|I agree with this view of Marianne
Written by Jan
(10/5/2006 1:28 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, romance and marianne, penned by Mishel
because although she doesn't think that love has anything to do with wealth and grandeur, I can't find evidence that she would find the reality of poverty (for herself) romantic. I think she has a 'bottom-line' for her income, which may be less than £2,000 but IMO would be a lot more than £50 per year and I doubt she could ever fall in love with a man who was really poor. Living in poverty requires realism, practicality and strict economy. JA has made it quite clear that Marianne does not have those qualities nor does she appear to view them as having value.
Of the two sisters, IMO Elinor is the one most suited to 'living on love', which is wonderfully perverse and I'm sure quite deliberate on JA's part.
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