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Written by Barbara
(8/13/2003 11:02 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Plus Marianne does not think highly of CB, penned by Linda
] All these are good reasons for Willoughby to jealous of the Colonel. But, I think that he also expresses dislike because of Marianne's attitude. We are told in Chapter 10 that W conforms his opinions to hers.
In the case of Colonel Brandon, all Marianne expressed about him before Willoughby came on the scene was bewilderment that anyone should think of pairing her with him and feeling rather sorry for him because he was past the age where he could feel deeply about music, love, or anything else. The feelings did not seem to be negative toward the colonel personally, just the siutation.
The dislike is not expressed by Marianne until she is echoing Willoughby's words. "That's exactly what I think of him". In the case of expressing the dislike for the colonel, it seems the reverse of the book and literature discussion in that Willoughby is putting forth the opinions and it is Marianne who 'catches his enthusiasm' (for expressing the dislike) and makes her opinions coincide with Willoughby's.
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