She does hurt...
Posted by Luisa on October 11, 1997 at 05:13:32:
In response to Not mean exactly, written by Jessamyn on October 10, 1997 at 23:33:09
] ] 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.
] Marianne isn't truly mean, because meanness implies intention of inflicting hurt.
I donīt agree, I think she does intend to inflict hurt at times, she is annoyed by Elinorīs coolness and wants to "bring her out", to make her express her feelings. You`re right about her not recognizing other peopleīs different feelings-thatīs selfishness-but thereīs also cruelty and a desire to hurt in the way she acts towards her sister. It`s not just plain blindness, IMO.
In spite of all that, I can still like Marianne, cause I understand her.
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