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Written by Bridget D
(10/17/2009 6:06 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, So, no good, moral young woman every gave in, penned by kathleen (elder)
I don't think that Austen intended her character to be capable of such behaviour, no. I think that while Marianne was capable of persuading herself quite often in some matters, that what she wanted ot do was the right thing to do, she would have been horrified if Willoughby had indicated that they might anticipate their marriage and it would have completley opened her eyes to his character....Even if say he'd asked her to go to Gretna with him and they were on teh way, and he suggested a bit of pre marital on teh journey, I think that taht would have been the clincher for her...
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