Written by Bridget D
(10/10/2009 3:41 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Not much help needed, penned by Outi
I agree that while there is a meaning of "seduction" which is not specifically sexual, in general, we're talkking of sexual seduction, and W didn't seduce M in that sense. I also think that in the sense of persuading her to act foolishly and rudely and wrongly, the things like going to Allenham with him, making fun of Brandon, being inattentive and rude to all their social circle, Marianne behaved badly in htat respect without any aid from Willoughby....She was always ready to neglect the social politnesses and conventions in order to pursue her own interests - W just made her a bit worse....