Posted by Barbara on August 30, 1998 at 17:07:17:
In response to And if you think about that, the logical conclusion is..., written by Kathi on August 27, 1998 at 04:13:35
] ... that Lucy was wasting her time. Nothing she told or didn't tell Elinor would make any difference. Elinor and Edward would act honorably in any case.
This is very true, but I think it likely that Lucy, being the type of person she is, might not realize that others do have such principles as honour and integrity. If she had been in Elinor's place, would she have cared that her man was already engaged? She did not even care that she herself was engaged when she went in pursuit of another man.
Also, would it have made a difference to how we perceive Lucy if, instead of the infamous letter to Edward, they had instead met and both decided to call it off? I'm inclined to think that Lucy did not even think of breaking her engagement until she was sure she had Robert.
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