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Written by Reeba
(9/27/2009 11:49 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, That expectation of happiness which is happiness itself, penned by Barbara
I think Elinor's attitude results in enjoyment because she apprehends what negative could happen and is unprepared for the pleasure which then bursts upon her when it happens.
OTOH Marianne anticipates only pleasure and falls hard when it doesn't materialize.
More of this philosophy in P&P;
I think Elinor is sensible in this, from personal experience perhaps.
Marianne and especially Mrs Dashwood have too much sensibility to even think about such possibilities.
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