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Written by Delories
(9/8/2003 12:17 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: First stirrings of respect for Marianne (long), penned by KateL
Yes, it's where we go from Marianne NASUTH (and then some) to really seeing her as a person. I think it might have something to do with JA using her, earlier in the book, as almost a parody of the cult of sensibility, or at least a way of poking fun at it --as in, I think, Chapt. 16, with Elinor's arch "It is not every one who has your passion for dead leaves"--and then taking advantage of her increasingly adverse situation (which was, admittedly, largely a self-inflicted wound), to have her develop more fully as a character at the same time that she matures as a young woman.
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