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|GR: Marianne and strong emotion
Written by Mary Anne
(9/11/2003 8:32 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Precious, invaluable misery, penned by Barbara
] What do you all think? Do you see signs of this addiction/attraction to 'violence' as Tave suggests?
I was amused by the passage when Marianne puts off her walk to the Grecian temple: " . . . an evening merely cold and damp would not have deterred her from it; but a heavy and settled rain even she could not fancy dry or pleasant weather for walking." Nice set up, JA! ;-) Still, this seems to me symbolic, too, of the difference between her emotional displays for their own sake and her experience with real misery, the "heavy settled rain" of emotion. But she deals with it in the only way she knows how or thinks worth using.
As to the addiction aspect--well, there are temperaments like that. I wonder if that's where we get what some people call "danger nuts." They're addicted to their own adrenaline and take bigger and bigger risks to get that rush: bungee jumping, sky diving, etc. If Marianne lived today, I could easily see her going rock climbing up El Capitan--without a safety rope! "Is there any felicity in the world superior to this?" *grin*
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