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|GR: The irony...
Written by Barbara
(9/18/2003 12:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: 1st & 2nd attachments, penned by Emmeline
] Elinor - the sensible Elinor - however, did marry her first attachement.
The irony of that is that in Ch. 37, Elinor had said to Marianne
"And after all, Marianne, after all that is bewitching in the idea of a single and constant attachment, and all that can be said of one's happiness depending entirely on any particular person, it is not meant -- it is not fit -- it is not possible that it should be so. "
Prudent Elinor, who would not agree with Marianne's ideas on first and subsequent attachments, and who had this conversation with her sister:
Marianne: "What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?"
"Grandeur has but little," said Elinor, "but wealth has much to do with it."
--ends up marrying her first and only love who has been disinherited from his family's fortune. It is more the type of 'romantic' end that one might have forseen for Marianne!
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