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|GR: Poor Elinor
Written by Cheryl
(8/26/2003 11:53 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: The claws come out, penned by Barbara
She sees so clearly that Lucy is "illiterate, artful and selfish" but also recognizes that she is quite clever and cunning. So while Lucy gets in her zingers, she also knows that Lucy will "get" the barbs aimed at her, but will play her role of selfless Penelope for all its worth. This gives Elinor a bit of freedom, doesn't it? And she takes advantage of it. Good for her, I say!
But Elinor is not above selflessness, though hers is genuine rather than a role. I marvel that she can almost immediately feel sorry for Edward and how miserable he will be with Lucy, when she herself is in so much pain. I'm afraid I would have said "serves him right!"
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