Posted by Amy on August 21, 1997 at 11:54:01:
In reply to Re: Silence posted by Laraine on August 21, 1997 at 10:50:43
] ] Yes, I have to admire Elinor for not making others miserable just because she is miserable. But it's not only her suffering that she does in silence, it's her loving too, and that's what I can't understand. Even though she doesn't know that Edward loves her, can't she say more than, "I highly esteem him. I like him?" To her sister, even!
] But Arnessa, that's our Elinor! I think she grows beyond the silence eventually, although she won't ever have an open nature.
Now I am beginning to think Arnessa is more of a Marianne than I am ;-)
On the Sense end of the continuum, I'll bet some would say it's a good thing Elinor does, in keeping her heart to herself. Safe and prudent, so she can't ever get too badly hurt. I rail against that sort of thinking, but Arnessa! You sound as if you are merely exasperated with Elinor, as Marianne is. Do you have some pity for her too?
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