Posted by Eva on August 29, 1997 at 03:53:44:
In reply to Re: Willoughby and Marianne? posted by Arnessa on August 25, 1997 at 22:56:55
] ] I am quite confused by this relationship, i had no problem believing that Wickham was a jerk but found Willoughby was a little more complex.
] ] 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 you're right in believing the relationship was real. I think Willoughby loved Marianne, too. He was a weak person with a good heart, and unfortunately Marianne needed him to be strong. Such is the stuff of which tragedies are made. I view Willoughby as a tragic figure.
Yearh but as Jane Austen points out, he will not die of his selfinflicted broken heart. He will continue to enjoy the red wines, the hunts and sometimes even his home and his vife, And how right she is....
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