Willoughby, part 2
Posted by Marsha on August 19, 1998 at 15:42:13:
In response to Willoughby, part 1, written by Marsha on August 19, 1998 at 15:41:20
I do think that if he had money, he and Marianne would have had a good marriage. It might not have always been completely happy, and I'm sure there'd be fights, but they'd have a real, passionate relationship, with more warm feeling in it than in her marriage to B. Somehow, it'd be more real. I always get the feeling of Marianne's spirit crushed by the end of the book.
JA may say the Colonel loves her and Marianne learns to love him back (somehow, it sounds dreary to me), but she does not show it. She did show the Marianne-Willoughby relationship, though. After all the heartbreak, a bald statement is not enough, IMO.
In the movie of course, by picking actors, delivery of lines, etc, they did tip the balance toward Brandon, but talking purely about my impressions from the book, I'd say W was by far and away the most interesting male character in S&S.
- Marianne and Willoughby Married. . . Stephanie S 18:14:46 8/19/98 (4)
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