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Written by Mandy N
(10/24/2006 5:05 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I read it differently, penned by Amanda McG
) I think his goal is some sort of dramatic presentation of how far he's come in his agony and pain over Marieanne.
Willoughby plays out a romantic hero for himself and Elinor.
He does seem to revel in the drama. He is also concerned to make himself look better to the Dashwoods. Yet Willoughby is quite clear, '...had I really loved, could I have, sacrified my own feelings to vanity, to avarice--or, what is more, could I have sacrified hers-But I have done it'.
I also agree on Robbin's point if Willoughby thought Mr Palmer was at Cleveland he wouldn't have come. Imagine his quick retreat if he's run into Col. Brandon.
What I find almost unbelieveable is him admitting, 'I endeavoured by every means in my power, to make myself pleasing to her, without any design of returning her affection.'
Wiloughby's confession appears as no apology and totally lacks integrity.
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