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|GR: Elinor's empathy
Written by Cheryl
(9/1/2003 12:24 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Elinor's strong feelings, penned by Barbara
Yes. I was quite struck by this passage:
"Elinor drew near, but without saying a word; and seating herself on the bed, took her hand, kissed her affectionately several times, and then gave way to a burst of tears, which at first was scarcely less violent than Marianne's."
Her grief is as palpable as much of a shock to her as it was to Marianne. Remember in a previous chapter when Elinor admitted that she loved Willoughby as well, and had no doubt at all about how much he loved Marianne. This was a betrayal not just to Marianne, but to the entire family. Badly done, Willoughby!
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