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Written by kathleen (elder)
(9/28/2009 6:47 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, That expectation of happiness which is happiness itself, penned by Barbara
Marianne's & Mrs Dashwood's expectations of happiness may be more fantasy than realistic expectation, imo. Marianne's expectation of seeing Willoughby in London probably included visions of spending nearly as much time with him as she had been used to at Barton -- and that would not be realistic, imo, even if Willoughby had actually loved her.
Perhaps the healthier outlook would be somewhere in between these two points of view? Maybe Elinor is a little too realistic, a little too negative as a counterweight to her mother & sister?
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