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|There's the rub
Written by Barb JA
(10/6/2009 12:38 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Eliz and Willoughby's guilt, penned by Bridget D
I'm going to put Col. Brandon's quote from Ch. 31 to illustrate my point
Ranging over the town unchaperoned does not make anyone fair game. Any man who would think so has no honor! "Fair game" almost sounds like victimized women deserve what they get.
Eliza barely 16 (a child), was foolishly willing and thought herself in love, but compare the ages. Who is the adult?
I must also point out that the car accident with failing brakes analogy does not work. It would mean that Willoughy just accidentally fell into bed with her. For the analogy to work he must be a drunk driver, who gets behind the wheel. But even a drunk driver hopes/thinks they will get home without getting in an accident. Willoughby is a 25 yr old man, he knows what will happen to Eliza if he doesn't marry her. So he would have to be the drunk driver who knew he was going to run over somebody, and got behind the wheel anyway.
I'm sorry if this sounds argumentative; I do not wish to offend you.
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