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|You don't have to convince me
Written by Barb JA
(10/3/2009 7:33 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Suspiciously agreeable, He is, penned by Robbin
Elinor gains a little something for her politic lies. She doesn't rock the boat, she gets the peace she desires, in addition to protecting others feelings (which is her aim). And no, I'm not equating her behavior with Willoughby's.
I'm trying to give a dispassionate view of the novel at that point. My point was that the clues are there, but a first read probably wouldn't necessarily reveal that he was sporting with her in that very first meeting. We don't get the actual conversations and that's what I mean about it being purposefully murky. Later chapters reveal more about Willoughby. My hat is off to anyone who recognized that he was a villain during the first conversations. For those of us who didn't recognize it on first read, we get to analyze it later. You don't have to read that as an apology for Willoughby. :-)
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