True. . . .
Posted by Stephanie S on May 29, 1998 at 09:30:48:
In response to When Willougby and Elinor accidentally meet at the dance..., written by Bonnie on May 28, 1998 at 23:38:24
] I realize the scene was set up to suit the story, but in reality, it would not have worked out the way it did.
] - In these dances you always end up with your original partner.
] - The gentleman then escorts her back to her friends (or whoever).
] - Robert Ferris very obligingly disappears;
] - as well as Willougby's partner. He had to have had one, after all he couldn't have been dancing without one. Where did she go??? And why didn't his snooty fiance mind that he was dancing with another lady?
I have often had the same thoughts, but the scene is so effectual that I hadn't questioned it much before. I wondered who Willoughby could have been dancing with that would have been acceptable to Miss Grey (I believe she is a jealous person in the book).
Maybe it would have been better to have Willoughby dancing with Miss Grey and Robert dancing with Elinor and have the couples accidentally bump into each other on the crowded floor at the end of the song - then Elinor would have immediately seen Willoughby with another woman, and could you imagine the polite conversation between Elinor and Willoughby (if they even acknowledged each other) with snobby Miss Grey and haughty Robert Ferrars looking over their shoulders! Even Marianne's burst onto the dance floor would have been really interesting with these two standing in the circle as well. Miss Grey could have given her a look to kill, while Robert would likely be paying attention to every detail so he could recount the conversation to Fanny. . . .
- Great scenario Arnessa 13:51:23 5/31/98 (2)
- I had never looked.... Angela 20:24:35 5/29/98 (1)
- Might I suggest... Dawn 12:06:47 5/30/98 (0)
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