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Written by amytat
(10/8/2012 9:01 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Elinor's suffering, penned by Chandra S
Personally I have a lot more pity for Elinorís silent suffering than I do for Marianneís drama. I find it especially heart wrenching when Marianne says, ďOh! how easy for those who have no sorrow of their own to talk of exertion!Ē and then continues to insist Elinor must be happy. I realize sheís upset and doesnít know better but itís so unjust and must be like a knife in Elinorís heart to hear that and be unable to defend herself any further than she does.
After reading your post I think Iíve been unfair to Marianne and Mrs. D. I get frustrated with them (especially Marianne) for not realizing all is not well with Elinor and Edward but youíve made me think about how truly hard to read she is.
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