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Written by Reeba
(9/29/2009 4:18 p.m.)
Mrs Dashwood is so much like Marianne (it includes youthful ardour).
Marianne acting as the weather girl like Catherine Morland.
"....happy in the mildness of the weather, and still happier in her expectation of a frost." LOL!
"Marianne was all the time busy in observing the direction of the wind, watching the variations of the sky and imagining an alteration in the air."
"Don't you find it colder than it was in the morning, Elinor? There seems to me a very decided difference. I can hardly keep my hands warm even in my muff. It was not so yesterday, I think. The clouds seem parting too, the sun will be out in a moment, and we shall have a clear afternoon."
The clear afternoon of course meant frost.
Willoughby described as someone who was "..deep in hardened villainy"
I just loved this description. Calling him bad, evil etc was just not enough and satisfying.
What made me smile was Mrs Jennings in CH 30 when she's being kind to Marianne;
"Their good friend saw that Marianne was unhappy, and felt that everything was due to her which might make her at all less so. She treated her, therefore, with all the indulgent fondness of a parent towards a favourite child on the last day of its holidays.
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