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|A high point for Marianne
Written by Mary Anne
(10/23/2009 10:13 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Agree...comparing and contrasting the sisters' differences, penned by Jeffrey
Marianne irritates me at times, but I adore her in this scene. To blazes with propriety; someone has to tell that old cow where to get off, and Marianne's verbal karate chop is highly satisfactory. It is to be expected that Brandon sees "only what was amiable in it" (bless him!) and I love seeing John "all in a fright at his sister's audacity." Grow a spine, John. Your sister's worth fifty of you.
I suppose one reason I like this scene so much is that so few of the truly bad people in Austen get what I'd call a proper comeuppance, and Marianne's setdown of Mrs. Ferrars makes me want to applaud. Impolite, perhaps, but doggone satisfactory!
If TimLee is through with the horsewhip, I know a few others besides Willoughby who could use a smack or two . . . ;-)
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