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Written by Art
(8/24/2003 1:55 a.m.)
I noticed something rather interesting in chapter 17, when Marianne discusses her projected income needs: "about eighteen hundred or two thousand a year; not more than that".
Recall that back in chapter 14, Sir John was kind enough to inform us that Willoughby's estate brings in "about six or seven hundred a year" -- a bit short of Marianne's ideal.
On the other hand, Mrs. Jennings informed us in that same chapter that "Delaford was never reckoned more than two thousand a year."
Hmmm. Pity that its owner should be such an ancient and infirm man. ;-)
Usually Colonel Brandon has been referred to as just that -- Colonel Brandon. But suddenly both Elinor (in chapter 20) and Marianne (in chapter 13) refer to him as Mr. Brandon -- and just once each. Is there some significance to this change, or is it just JA's way of providing some narrative variety?
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