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|Far be it from me to differ with Ms Drabble, but...
Written by Delories
(9/14/2003 1:55 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Willoughby again (longish), penned by Line
Although, as I mentioned in another post in this thread, I agree that "Willoughby steps beyond the role of parody [of Romantic sensibility]in his final encounter with Eleanor", I think where he steps is right onto the borderline of a narcissistic personality disorder, rather than into the reader's sympathy. Although "the power of his presence makes him almost acceptable as a brother-in-law", once Elinor is _out_ of his presence she is decidedly disabused of any notions about his potential worth as husband material for Marianne.
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