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Written by Bridget D
(10/10/2009 4:39 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Broken hearts in modern times., penned by Rachel G
I think the problem iwht Marianne is not just that she let herself fall totally in love witht Willougby, very soon, and thereby she's bound to be hurt if soemthing goes wrong...But also, whether he had told her he loved her or not, he hadn't said the magic words "will you marry me!".... So while in one sense he was giving her the idea that he loved her, as she admitted later, he had not made a formal proposal - and at that time, that shoudl have set off alarm bells... in her mother if not in M herself...
and even if she couldn't help falling in love so deeply, she did behave self indulgently in letting herself get so upset after he left at first and thten when he cut her at the evening party, in fretting herself until she was worn out and vulnerable to getting soem kind of illness....Elinor's philosophy is that while her pain is understandable, she should have tried harder ot overcome it, to make an effort to get over things for the sake of her family who hate to see her unhappy, if nothing else....
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