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Written by CarolTS
(9/19/2009 4:04 a.m.)
This has never really struck me as forcibly as this read through - but after Elinor is surprised at Willoughby using Marianne's first name - it's kind of shocking to me to see Marianne and Edward use each other's first names while speaking to one another!! I can't think of a time in JA where this happens - but I easily could be wrong.
Do you think they are trading on their being "related" (through Fanny and John's marriage)? Do they just feel that comfortable with one another that they address each other by their Christian names?
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