Early in the story.
Posted by Kathleen Ann on December 09, 1997 at 10:51:58:
In response to Perhaps thirty-five and seventeen....., written by Carl W. Goss on November 02, 1997 at 03:45:27
Early on we are told that the Colonel does not appear to be naturally dour or unhappy. I believe that it is Elinor that concludes he must have some unhappiness (this is before Mrs. Jennings tells her about Eliza) in his past that makes him the way he is.
At the end we are told:
"Colonel Brandon was now happy, as all those who best loved him, believed he deserved to be;-in Marianne he was consoled for every past affliction'-her regard and her society restored his mind to animation, and his spirits to cheerfulness,..."
In the end Marianne found that she loved the Colonel as much as he loved her.
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