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Written by Tess
(9/19/2012 2:52 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The "prejudiced" reader, penned by Jasmine D
Edward basically has very limited presence, but what you say is also true: we mostly don't see him through the eyes of Elinor. Marianne tends to express her opinions more energetically than Elinor. Logically, I think she made a disproportionately huge deal out of his reading Cowper the wrong way. But if that and being quiet is all we know about him, even if our source is Marianne, then it's perhaps no wonder he comes off as nice but colorless.
Elinor does get very vocal when she sums up Edward's merits to her sister in chapter four. Do you think she exaggerates because she is partial to Edward? Usually I trust Elinor's judgement, but here, she is in love... Or did Marianne underestimate him? Also very possible...
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