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Written by Ann2
(10/18/2006 5:15 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, 'Elinor is in search and rescue mode' - love it!, penned by Jan
One is when she accepts the wine from Mrs Jennings. It does not seem like a thing she would normally do, does it. I was surprised to hear her say: if you will give me leave, I will drink the wine myself."
...Elinor, as she swallowed the chief of it, reflected that, though its good effects on a cholicky gout were at present of little importance to her, its healing powers on a disappointed heart might be as reasonably tried on herself as on her sister. She's able to smile at the disparate ailments, but it is still one of the few glimpses into Elinor's disappointed heart.
The other is in chap 29 Marianne cries out I must feel -- I must be wretched -- ...
"But for my mother's sake and mine" --
"I would do more than for my own. But to appear happy when I am so miserable -- Oh! who can require it?"
Again they were both silent. Elinor was employed in walking thoughtfully from the fire to the window, from the window to the fire, without knowing that she received warmth from one, or discerning objects through the other...
Earlier Marianne's restlessness has forced her to walk about the house aimlessly. So do you think Ellinor is thinking of Willoughby & her sister or for once thinking of her own efforts to appear happy while miserable?
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