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Written by Monica C.
(9/15/2003 8:35 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Yes, ...and why?, penned by Mandy N
] (SNIP)Yet the actual reasons for Willoughby's confession-the guilts, remorse, or simply wanting the Dashwoods to think slightly less ill of him-still eludes me. Perhaps J.A. left it to her readers' judgement.
I think the answer is simply his pride, which he mentions as the reason fo him showing up personally to break Marianne's heart when he runs off to London to escape Mrs. Smith.
It really steams me up that he all but forced Elinor to forgive him! I'll admit Willoughby's good at it. Remember Eliza Williams, refusing to tell the Colonel the name of her lover until pressed, and he had dumped her while pregnant!
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