Alls well that ends well.....
Posted by Lynne on October 21, 1997 at 00:45:35:
In response to THE END, how does everyone feel?????, written by Rita on October 20, 1997 at 20:41:37
Considering that this story had so many things going on, I think it was a miracle it all ended as well as it did. Consider how different it would have been if Lucy and Edward did marry.....if Marianne did die.....if Colonel Brandon had killed Willoughby during the duel....if Willoughby had decided not to marry Sophia, and came back to Marianne....or if Mr. Palmer decided to utter a civil syllable to his wife!! But, all the parts fell together just as they should, which often is not the case in real life, is it? Sometimes, people do not learn from their experiences.....or make wise decisions. I think the ideal situation is for people to become better through their struggles....but my experience has been that most people use their misfortunes as an excuse to do further damage to themselves. But, perhaps I exist within the wrong circles of humanity (lots of alcoholism in my family, etc.), so I could be very wrong.
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