Marianne is so cold
Posted by Beth S. on October 10, 1997 at 01:32:53:
In response to Poor Elinor..., written by Luisa on October 08, 1997 at 15:15:12
] Thatīs probably the scene when I least like Marianne. How could she be so cruel to her sister? So blinded not see Elinorīs suffering? I truly like Marianne, but she can definitely be mean. And since I love Elinor as well, my heart goes out to both at different times...
To me, the absolute worst part in the scene is when Elinor has just given Marianne the tongue-lashing of a lifeime. When Marianne starts to cry, you see Elinor sigh and get up to comfort her...again. I have been rereading the novel and it seems they were trying to portray Austen's comment that even in Elinor's own distress, she was the one who had to comfort others. Forgive me if that semi-quote is way off. My book is not with me.
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