Posted by Kathleen Ann on December 29, 1997 at 10:46:13:
In response to Missing Scenes, written by Linda K. on December 09, 1997 at 21:52:29
] Lynne, I for one really missed the Willoughby confession scene in the movie. Some of my friends who have seen and loved the movie but have not read the novel inevitably painted the wrong picture of Willoughby because they did not get to see his full character exposed or witness the remorse he felt after marrying another for money.
I guess I am the exception. I saw the Film before reading the book and felt (almost) as sorry for Willoughby as for Marianne.
In the scene where Willoughby leaves for London (after his fling with Beth) it is evident that he is in great pain. His reaction at the ball also makes it clear that he is not happy.
Perhaps it would be clearer if we were told (as we were in the confession scene in the book) that his fiance had dictated his response to Marianne's letter.
There IS information in the book that I wish had been included. His regret that he had not married Marianne, in spite of his money problems, was made clearer when he got back the inheritance.
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