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|Willoughby's narcissism infected Marianne.
Written by nan duval
(10/12/2009 8:25 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Willoughby is a narcissist, penned by Divya
I agree that Willoughby is a complete narcissist, we all have some tendency in that direction--it just depends where you are on the bell curve--& Willoughby's flattery and attention was designed to inspire the same in Marianne. In Chapter 29, talking to Elinor after having her read all the letters, Marianne is thinking some other woman has maligned her. "Who is she?--Who can she be?--Whom did I ever hear him talk of as young and attractive among his female acquaintance?--Oh! no one, no one--he talked to me only of myself."
I won't deny that Marianne's narcissism was in high gear on its own when she first became acquainted with Willoughby (she was culture medium for the infection--(just for you Divya)) but his modus operandi drove it to a new level.
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