Posted by Laraine on August 25, 1997 at 17:24:09:
In reply to Re: Willoughby and Marianne? posted by Cheryl on August 25, 1997 at 16:02:25
] ] It seemed as if he did love Marianne. I find it difficult to believe that the relationship was not real. Can anybody help?
] I think he did love her. But he wanted to be financially at ease more than he wanted to be with Marianne. He had to choose between her and money and he chose money.
I think so too, Cheryl (and Rita).
In some ways, he's more of a jerk (what he does to Eliza), and in other ways he's less, because I think he really does mean to marry Marianne in spite of the fact that she is poor. Until the roof falls in on him, so to speak. Then he's pretty deplorable. I think he should simply have written to Marianne and told her the truth when she wrote to him. But then, where would the story be...
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