I'm like this, too
Posted by Bonny on March 15, 1998 at 05:48:26:
In response to I'm an only..., written by Emmy on March 13, 1998 at 14:07:05
] ...daughter, and I always liked Marianne best, because she was a romantic, like I am at heart. But the fact is that, because I'm also the oldest child (I have a little brother) I act more Iike Elinor. In short, I know think I now why Elinor acts the way that she does, because I do it too. I just wish that I could be Marianne.
I'm an eldest sister, and an Elinor in age, 19, and outward composure and constraint. I'm also burdened with family responsibility. My sister is Marianne-esque in being closer to our mother and more open and vocal about her feelings, though actually she's a Margaret in age and situation.(7 years younger.) Though I empathise with El., I sympathise with Ma, I love her enthusiasm (I adore KW's Ma., I say her S&S2 lines with her), and I can be as self absorbed in my own sensibilities, not always very rational in this way. I do go in for some of El.s sarcasm though, and my watercolour performance is much superior to that on the pianoforte(I try, however ). I think I carry some of Ma.s ideals(htough my love of natural beauties doesn't extend quite to a passion for dead leaves), but I proceed with Elinorian caution in my relationships. Sometimes I'm impulsive, but with me there's no (emotional) abandon like Ma.s, sometimes I'd like there to be.
I like both sisters very much, so how does all this fit into the theory?
BTW, Emmy, I e-mailed you about Heloise, so I'm anticipating hearing from you. If you didn't get it, post me, here? At Ramble?
- Elinor always made me angry Emmy 00:05:39 3/19/98 (2)
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