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Written by Mandy N
(10/8/2006 1:17 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Dashwood Sisters (chapters 17 to 25) Long, penned by Robbin
] ' " No Marieanne never... I am guilty, I confess, of having wished you to treat our acquitance in general with greater attention; but when have I advised you to adopt their sentiments or confirm to their judgement in serious matters ?"
To me, this quote is at the crux of the divergent behaviours of the two sisters.
Yet Marieanne hasn't learnt patience with her acquitance in these chapters. Her behaviour remains self-centred, Elinor realizes Mrs Jennings is a means to get to London and Willoughby. Sensibility is a road paved wit selfish intentions ?
The narrational judegement appears to be that Marieanne needs to mature whilst, in her essential behaviour, Elinor does not.
For myself, I'm less less sure on your thoughts re: John and Fanny. :)
Otherwise, I agree your've done another interesting post on sisters, great analysis ! :)
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