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|GR: Appeal of a passionate young woman
Written by Lucy K
(8/27/2003 4:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: I did say moments (-;, penned by joe m
The focus in the novel is to contrast the behaviour and indeed temperments of these two very different girls. But even if we don't see all the moments in the novel, Marianne is described as beautiful, talented, refined, intelligent in addition to the passion that is so well portrayed.
] Brandon was able to see, in her time with Willoughby, a woman who loved without inhibition. Perhaps he saw her as the Brigitte Bardot of Regency England.
Is it so unbelievable that a single, vital man (who has his own romantic past life) would find a beautiful, passionate young girl of 17 attractive? Some might say that the type of open, petulant and emotional character displayed by Marianne combined with her other obvious charms would make her quite "sexy".
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