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Written by Barbara
(8/27/2003 12:10 a.m.)
I feel so sorry for Colonel Brandon when the Dashwoods first arrive in town and he comes to visit them that first evening.
Elinor feels "particularly hurt that a man so partial to her sister should perceive that she experienced nothing but grief and disappointment in seeing him. She instantly saw that it was not unnoticed by him, that he even observed Marianne as she quitted the room, with such astonishment and concern, as hardly left him the recollection of what civility demanded towards herself.
But, typical of the colonel, he is not upset for himself--he is concerned on Marianne's behalf, and wants to know if she is ill.
Elinor, too, directs her thoughts to Edward, feeling sorrow because "If her case were pitiable, his was hopeless," and "she wept for him more than for herself" considering what his future life will be like.
Elinor and Colonel Brandon both show what it is really like to be in love with someone.
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