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Written by BarbaraB
(9/13/2009 2:37 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Exactly formed to engage Marianne's heart? (long), penned by Robbin
I think it's interesting that, as you say, Willoughby makes a horseless entrance. Even so it is seen as dramatic as he picks up the helpless maiden and carries her through the door filling up the room with his manly beauty. Edward, on the other hand, arrives by horse but with all the fanfare of of a next door neighbor come to borrow a cup of sugar. He is so dull and silent, he is actually trying Elinor's patience: "His coldness and reserve mortified her severely; she was vexed and half angry; but resolving to regulate her behavior toward him by the past rather than the present she avoided every appearance of resentment or displeasure...."
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