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Written by Vicki I.
(8/21/2003 6:47 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR The harsh Mrs Dashwood ch 15, penned by alexl
I do feel that she didn't give Elinor any creedence (sp?). I think JA is using this scene to further emphasize the differences in the 2 sisters'personalities by showing the similarities between Marianne and her mother.
This scene isolates Elinor as the only "island" of sense (reason) at Barton cottage. Elinor only wants to confirm the appearance of an engagement but finding out the facts while Mrs.
] She accuses Elinor of lack of compassion, feelings and a multitude of other sins.
I did feel her accusations were out of line. I think Mrs. D. wants Marianne to be happy so much that she's putting up walls against anything that would burst her bubble. She's convinced within herself that they are engaged and Elinor's sense is a threat to something she desires with all her heart.
] I am disturbed by this chapter as it throws everyone into a bad light. Willoughby, Mrs Dashwood, Marrianne.
Perhaps Jane is trying to tell us something. Vicki I.
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