Posted by gkb on December 25, 1997 at 17:48:04:
In response to I don't remember very well but, written by Constanza on December 23, 1997 at 21:40:18
] However I have this impression that Mrs. Dashwood was more like an elder sister than a mother. But I may be wrong.
Mrs. Dashwood was more like Marianne than Elinor in being of a nature that tended toward strong emotional responses to every situations and person. This strong sensibility and mild deficit of sense left Elinor to perform some of the critical functions of mothering: guidance and limit-setting.
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