Marianne and Willoughby Married. . .
Posted by Stephanie S on August 19, 1998 at 18:14:46:
In response to Willoughby, part 2, written by Marsha on August 19, 1998 at 15:42:13
] 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.
I don't know if I can agree with you here. . . even if Willoughby DID have money, Marianne would have been crushed finding out about his past actions with Eliza/Beth. I think this would have been a great obstacle for Marianne to overcome. They may have eventually worked through it, but regardless of the final outcome of their relationship her idealistic, romantic world would have come to an end once Willoughby's "indiscretion" was revealed. I think Marianne would have changed (her spirits would have suffered greatly) even if Willoughby stuck by her side. Just my opinion. . . .
- W. too weak to make M. happy Lindsay 09:18:46 8/25/98 (0)
- and another (NFM) KathleenB 19:46:58 8/21/98 (0)
- too sanguine Kathi 00:24:03 8/20/98 (1)
- a second to Kathi's statement Brenda T. 00:37:06 8/20/98 (0)
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