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|To Marianne, they are
Written by Barbara
(10/2/2009 7:01 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Sensiblity = virtue ?, penned by CarolTS
From Ch. 3"
"I require so much! He must have all Edward's virtues, and his person and manners must ornament his goodness with every possible charm."
Marianne believes (and her opinions are tolerably fixed!) that if you have sensibility and are able to express it, then you must also be virtuous and a person who is both full of sensibility and virtuous must therefore also be physically attractive.
It doesn't add up logically, of course, but in her view of the world, 'sensibility' puts a person on another plane of existance from other people. One's superior and more profound feelings mean that one has virtue superior to other people, and this is reflected in the outward appearance.
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