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|Is Willoughby just acting impulsively?
Written by kathleen (elder)
(10/11/2009 2:52 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Willoughby v Wickham, penned by Anselm
That's the only rationale I can find for this trip. Certainly he doesn't have anything resembling a selfless love for Marianne, nothing to warrant getting an actual pardon from her for his prior actions. And his explanation to Elinor isn't really well-thought out, imo, even though he had a long journey in which to plan what he wanted to say.
Perhaps he really thought seriously about being Marianne's ideal romantic hero, and he felt that rushing to her side as she lay dying would be as close as he could come to succeeding. I don't know, I just don't understand why he took the trip only to blame others and not take much responsibility for himself.
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