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Written by Nikki N
(8/29/2013 5:57 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I always forget, penned by Julia Mac
Elinor and Marianne are very close in age -- it makes the contrast in their behaviour between Elinor's maturity and Marianne's emotionalism all the more striking and I believe JA intended it this way. Marianne's youth was no real excuse because she was only slightly younger than Elinor. But their mother was in some ways a grown-up Marianne.
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