Posted by Kathleen Ann on March 10, 1998 at 10:48:42:
In response to Lots of sighs...., written by elle :) on March 09, 1998 at 21:17:45
] Another scene that give me chicken skin when the Col. and Elinor are talking about Marianne's happiness.
] The way AR says:
] "Your sister seems very happy."
] "She is wholly unspoilt."
] "Do not desire it, Miss Dashwood."
] He's too good. I felt like shouting "FORGET MARIANNE--MARRY ME!!"
] elle :)
That and the scene where he wishes her "all imaginable happiness" and refrains from revealing what kind of man Willoughby really is so that she can be happy.
The fact that the Colonel loves Marianne so much that he will, knowing that Willoughby did want to marry her, keep Willoughbys' tacky behavior (what an understatement) to himself. This is what makes him the most romantic figure of this story. And Alan Rickman does it soooo well!!
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