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|Born to an extraordinary fate...
Written by Robbin
(11/2/2012 6:55 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Marianne's Regrets, penned by Stephanie
Marianne Dashwood…was born to discover the falsehood of her own opinions, and to counteract, by her conduct, her most favourite maxims. (50)
Tis too true! Marianne becomes a better person in the end—one who deserves Col Brandon, one that knows he deserves all she can give. I am always pleased at this happy turn of events for I dearly love them both! A line that has been pondered before at the end of the novel, occasionally with some trepidation, is Marianne’s “whole heart became, in time, as much devoted to her husband, as it had once been to Willoughby” (50). I think Marianne’s love for the colonel grows, as it should, as she knows him and his worth better and better. Her love for Willoughby was given whole, as near to immediately as humanly possible based only on his deceits and “that person of uncommon attraction -- that open, affectionate, and lively manner which it was no merit to possess” (45). I think it is all good! (:D)
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