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Written by Barbara
(10/9/2006 7:13 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, DH and I puzzled over this one, penned by Mary Ellen
...this is looking at Elinor's behaviour compared to Marianne's behaviour. Certainly Elinor has no real reason to reproach herself for how she acted towards Edward, and no reason to feel embarrassed to see him in the future, as you say.
However, why does she not think that what he did was 'sporting with her affections' when he was in no position to be engaging the affection of any woman at all?
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