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Written by Outi
(10/9/2009 3:58 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Marianne was Seduced, penned by Robbin
But she had seen enough of him to join in all the admiration of the others, and with an energy which always adorned her praise. His person and air were equal to what her fancy had ever drawn for the hero of a favourite story; and in his carrying her into the house with so little previous formality, there was a rapidity of thought which particularly recommended the action to her. Every circumstance belonging to him was interesting. His name was good, his residence was in their favourite village, and she soon found out that of all manly dresses a shooting-jacket was the most becoming. Her imagination was busy, her reflections were pleasant, and the pain of a sprained ankle was disregarded.
So Marianne seduces herself to believe that Willoughby is perfect and after that she doesn't believe any other information.
I speak strictly of sexual seduction, which didn't happen. Marianne was not ruined, not excluded from good society, not with child. What happened was that she broke her heart.
Willoughby treated her badly, that is evident, of course.
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