Willoughby gets on with his life.
Posted by Kathleen Ann on February 17, 1998 at 11:41:06:
In response to Wick, Will and Beth, written by Martine on February 17, 1998 at 11:17:57
]What he will do with it afterwords, we don't know. Maybe nothing. Maybe he will become a better man than the reader could have imagined. It is up to him at that point to make this choice. What a pity JA didn't give us a clue as to his future...
At the very last part of S&S Jane Austen wrote;
"But that he was for ever inconsolable, that he fled from society, or contracted an habitual gloom of temper, or died of a broken heart, must not be depended on - for he did neither. He lived to exert, and frequently to enjoy himself. His wife was not always out of humour, and nor his home always uncomfortable; and in his breed of horses and dogs, and in sporting of every kind, he found no inconsiderable degree of domestic felicity."
She goes on to write that he always made Marianne "...his secret standard of perfection in woman;".
Sounds like he just continued to live his life much as he had always lived it.
- Thanks! I had forgotten that snippet. :-) (nfm) Martine 13:44:22 2/17/98 (0)
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