If MB doesn't want to twist it, can I?
Posted by Bob S. on December 04, 1997 at 18:05:48:
In response to Then Fall Caesar!, written by Mark on December 04, 1997 at 15:48:21
] But I still say that she might well have married Col. Fritzwilliam if circumstances were different(He being the Elder son, or her being Emma Woodhouse for instance). There are all sorts of hints that she might. Now it wouldn't have been nearly as interesting of a story if that is what happened. But we mustn't let what we WANT to happen color our judgement as to what MIGHT happen.
] There MB, will you withdraw the dagger, or do you wish to twist it some.
I don't disagree that Elizabeth might have married Col. F if circumstances were different, but I don't think that the order of his birth would have been one of the circumstances she would have considered. The circumstance that would have had to be different for her to consider marrying him would have been, IHMO, her developing a love for him. I think that that would have been entirely possible, in time. I don't have time to research the book at the moment but, my impression is that there are hints that she liked him (no question that she respected him), but I don't remember any hints that she was ready to marry him.
As for Elizabeth being Emma Woodhouse, that would make it a whole different book. :-)
Does it hurt more when I twist it this way? Or should I try it this way? :-)
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