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Written by Bridget D
(10/11/2009 5:05 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Taking your question literally..., penned by Rachel G
I think that Austen intended us to see Willoughby as a potentially good and interesting young man.. Perhpas if he had had better training as a boy, or had not come inot his inheritance too early with no checks on him, he might have developed a better and stronger character...
Of course had he TRULY in the fullest sense repented he would also go to See Eliza and take soem responsiblity for his child, making them an allowance.... but then again, I dont tink that Col B would really have wanted that to happen....
I thnk that his repentance is about as good as he can make it, unless he has someone to guide him further, which he does not have. He does wish he'd married Marianne. He does blame himself for all that has happened but he's nto really capalble of doing much more...
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