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|Feeling guilty? I don't think so.
Written by Reeba
(10/11/2009 11:07 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Willougby's journey, penned by Bridget D
"Had I known as much half an hour ago -- But since I am here" -- speaking with a forced vivacity as he returned to his seat -- "what does it signify?
What would he have done if he had known as much half an hour ago, - not come? He wasn't prepared at all for her recovery;
I thought of her to-day as really dying, it was a kind of comfort to me to imagine that I knew exactly how she would appear to those who saw her last in this world. She was before me, constantly before me, as I travelled, in the same look and hue."
He has rehearsed for a deathbed scene and is now totally out of his element.
When Elinor cuts him short by saying that he shouldn't worry because Marianne has already forgiven him, he's frustrated.
"Then she has forgiven me before she ought to have done it. But she shall forgive me again, and on more reasonable grounds."
Hmmm. What are these reasonable grounds?
I noticed that Elinor's comments in between are very leading which directs Willoughby in what to say. Otherwise he's actually very unprepared.
To see Marianne, I felt would be dreadful, and I even doubted whether I could see her again, and keep to my resolution. In that point, however, I undervalued my own magnanimity, as the event declared; for I went, I saw her, and saw her miserable, and left her miserable -- and left her, hoping never to see her again."
There is a lot more that can be written.
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