My problem is Marianne????
Posted by Rita on October 06, 1997 at 17:23:17:
In response to Further, written by Mark on October 06, 1997 at 16:39:04
But, I must hark back to my original premise several posts ago, that Willoughby and Marianne may not have made a happy couple in the long run. They would both need to mature a great deal and be less pleasure bent.
Yes, but did Marianne have the maturity to marry a man like Brandon, who had resposibilities
] Willoughby was a coward.
this is true!
] Having said that, I hasten to add that I'm not entirely sure Marianne and the Colonel will have a happy marriage, either.
I think it was rebound for M but Brandon definitely had feelings but I don't know about love...............
] I only submit that Marianne and Brandon have both matured somewhat due to the trials they have endured. They are now less selfish in their love for each other.
this is possible..........................................
] By the way, Jane Eyre and Rochester are about the same ages as Marianne and Brandon.
age is not my concern in the above match, character and temperament is.
Moreover, JE in my humble opinion is a far more developed character than Marianne. Her tough life has served her in some respects and she has definitely made it grounds for growth.
Her choice of Rochester is very clear but she also willingly gives him up for her values- by all accounts this is a true test of a persons will.
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