The problem with any of Elinor's options...
Posted by Kathi on August 26, 1998 at 22:37:40:
In response to Elinor's options, written by Barry on August 26, 1998 at 16:29:36
] Lynn, I could only think of one option -- that is, to confront Edward himself. By confront, I mean miost indirectly, if only to say to Edward somehting like "Lucy Steele told me a most surprising confidence," or something to that effect.
... is that as long as Edward was going to act honorably by the social code of the time, nothing she did would make any difference. He could not break the engagement. And if he had acted dishonorably by breaking the engagement, she could not have married him. As she tells Marianne in the movie, "Would you have him treat her worse than Willoughby has treated you?" So the problem was not so much that she had no options but that she recognized that he had no options, and nothing she did would change that.
- And if you think about that, the logical conclusion is... Kathi 04:13:35 8/27/98 (1)
- Lucy's motive. Barbara 17:07:17 8/30/98 (0)
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