so maybe I should say...
Posted by Dana on December 28, 1997 at 19:45:11:
In response to Sense=no feelings??, written by Linda on December 28, 1997 at 18:56:48
] ] Then is not sense simply repressed sensibility? Elinor too has feelings..."What do you know of my heart?"...but has the ability to suppress them...
] Elinor's feelings are just as deep as her sister's, but she is much more practical; does not let her feelings consume her to the exclusion of everything else.
I guess I stand corrected. Perhaps I would be more accurate to say that Branson *began* as sensibility and had it trampled out of him. He retains the skills of the performer who puts his feeling out for view.
It seems Marianne had to learn "sense" as well.
"Do you compare your conduct with that of Willoughby?"
"No, I compare it with what it should have been, I compare it with yours."
Does that mean that one is intrinsically *better* than the other or does one just serve a person better for survival?
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