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|GR seems consistent
Written by Barbara
(9/12/2003 9:04 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Hmmm....., penned by Caroline
The link I posted here does have information consistent to what you are saying here, though.
]The Grecian temple has as special symbolic significance in 18th century gardening, that has to do with lasting goodness and universality. I think Marianne wandering in a Grecian temple is a sign that she thinks of herself as heroically tragic.
The point I wanted to make though is that Marianne earlier in the story has been a vocal proponent of the picturesque and Grecian temples were not part of that style, from what I read--rather the opposite, as the picturesque landscape or garden would have ruins rather than a temple.
However, I can totally buy that Marianne would find great appeal in thinking of herself as heroically tragic :-)
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