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Written by MarianneR
(10/14/2009 3:42 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Most of the posters in this and related threads, penned by Anselm
we can reread every sentence of Willoughby´s speech and mull it over until the tiniest detail becomes clear, whereas poor Elinor, worn out as she was, has to look into Willoughby´s face and try to get his meaning in an instant! I think it´s only too natural that her evaluation of his words don´t turn out to be too perceptive at first. Only after some consideration in the quietness of her room she gets things clear. If she had sussed him at once (considering the state she was in) it wouldn´t have been credible IMO. So this shows again, how great Jane Austen´s insight into the human soul was, doesn´t it?
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