Posted by Arnessa on August 18, 1997 at 23:26:03:
In reply to If Marianne's effusing makes you uncomfortable; therefore you are... posted by Amy on August 18, 1997 at 20:39:58
] And you count yourself as a "Marianne," Arnessa? Me, too, sometimes, and the Marianne is presented makes me feel absolutely ashamed at times. I wonder what reaction the character provokes from others...
Somehow I knew that you'd like Marianne too, Amy. I agree Marianne is so misunderstood. Maybe Austen conceived her as a flighty young girl but she grew to be so much more in the book, to me. She's the part of us all that believes in people and in dreams. Why is that necessarily a bad thing?
Don't get me wrong, I can see Elinor's side of things and I'm sure we all can. We have to live in the real world and be on our guard - but I don't have to like it.
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