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|GR: clarification requested, please
Written by Jeanne P
(8/13/2003 3:38 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR:Except..., penned by Barbara
] The feelings Marianne's 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.
I am a little confused. W was pretending to like everything Marianne likes, to delight her and increase her romantic interest in him. Marianne felt initially sorry for CB's situation, but not the man personally. However, W. stated clearly he strongly dislike CB, with the result that Marianne changed her sentiment from feeling sorry for CB to also disliking CB. Is that right? Did the origination of strong dislike of CB come from W. or from Marianne? Which of the two agree or echo that opinion?
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