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|Dread of One Event
Written by Robbin
(10/14/2009 12:31 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Comparing the confessions, penned by Barbara
To avoid a comparative poverty, which her affection and her society would have deprived of all its horrors, I have, by raising myself to affluence, lost everything that could make it a blessing." (Ch. 44)
Someone else said this but I agree Willoughby wants to have his cake and eat it too. He wants Sophia’s money and Marianne’s company. I do not think Willoughby cares enough about Marianne to consider her happiness, as usual; all he can think of is how an event affects him. IMO the thought of Marianne marrying Col Brandon is for Willoughby like loosing a prize trophy to his most hated rival. It would never be but if Elinor encouraged him I think Willoughby would be happy to worm his way back into Marianne’s life at any level he could. Willoughby regrets throwing Marianne away but he particularly hates the thought of loosing her to Col Brandon because he once had him beat. Perhaps it is jealousy and resentment, I do not know for sure, but people do sometimes really hate those who make them look bad and compared to Col Brandon, Willoughby really looks bad. (:D)
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