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Written by nan duval
(9/26/2009 11:04 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, How can Elinor forgive Edward so quickly?, penned by Barbara
I think Elinor in this instance demonstrates the denial that strong attachment can promote. If she had been able to be detached and view Edward's behavior from the start with a knowledge of his situation, I think she would have found it reprehensible; but she found out about his engagement only after "he had made her sincerely attached to him," her objectivity & even her judgment were compromised. Her sensibility overrode her sense.
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