Posted by Rita /mr on October 06, 1997 at 22:38:48:
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.
You are right about this! but, besides having noble qualities and a high affinity for poetry, Marianne too had very few qualities that were suited to real marriage.
] Willoughby was a coward. He was always running from responsibility. He wouldn't marry for love, only money.
this is true unlike Edward.................................
] Having said that, I hasten to add that I'm not entirely sure Marianne and the Colonel will have a happy marriage, either. I honestly do not know.
Unfortunately, inspite of having a trial by fire I have little hope that this marriage would be really good........
] By the way, Jane Eyre and Rochester are about the same ages as Marianne and Brandon.
........... my concern is not an age difference but character and temperament.
and IMHO Jane was far more mature in many ways than Marianne. Rochester was a choice she made right at first but she also has tremendous will power enough to leave him for her values.
Ofcourse, Brandon was no Rochester!
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