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Written by Art
(9/1/2003 7:05 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Elinor's strong feelings, penned by Barbara
] I know Marianne is aware that Elinor feels very deeply and sincerely bad for her, but think that Marianne would be quite amazed to be inside Elinor's head at this time!
I quite agree. If she had been in a more settled state of mind, Marianne might have showered Elinor with praise for such a display of sensibility!
Then notice what happens in the next chapter: in her determination to go down to dinner, Marianne gives a reason -- "the bustle about her would be less" -- that sounds more like something Elinor would urge!
Granted, this personality swap doesn't last, but it's still striking. Must be an indication of the incredible stress both sisters are under.
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