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|Does Elinor cry for Marianne AND herself?
Written by Jeffrey
(9/28/2009 12:49 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Your explanation nearly ripped *my* heart in two!, penned by Erica M.
A really touching scene it is. It would make anyone a little blubbery. I so much appreciate Miss Austen's portrayal of the two sisters, very much opposites, and how deeply they love each other anyway.
One wonders if this might somewhat mirror the wonderful relationship that Jane and sister Cassandra were blessed with most of their lives.
Poor Elinor. She has been forced to hide and subdue her own sense of loss over Edward for a long time without any emotional outlet. Now, she has the opportunity to give full vent to her pent-up sense of loss as she comforts her sister. Grief and mourning must be expressed, be it immediately or delayed. It was Elinor's chance to "get it out" without incurring sympathetic suspicion.
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