Edward's duty and Willoughby's failure
Posted by Tamee on May 13, 1998 at 14:27:23:
In response to More on Edward, written by Barbara on May 12, 1998 at 23:16:14
] --and of course he is a foil for Willoughby's courtship methods.
Although I had seen the contrast between Elinor's and Marianne's being crossed in love in relation to Edward and Willoughby, I had not before made the thematic connection between their behavior. It does seem to enforce a standard of honorable (not simply pragmatic) behavior. Nevertheless, although I now better understand Edward as a thematically imperative character, he seems to be a washout as a hero and certainly is far from being in the same class as Col. Brandon.
- What is a hero? Angela 15:45:14 5/13/98 (4)
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