Posted by Rita on October 21, 1997 at 13:40:10:
In response to Marianne's tragedy, written by Arnessa on October 21, 1997 at 12:16:24
If that is all it was, why is Marianne so moved when Elinor finally tells her about Willoughby's confession? It is because there was something real there. If we are supposed to believe Marianne's romance with Willoughby is just a flighty teenage thing, we should see her crying her eyes out then, at the drop of a hat, falling for the next prince riding up on a white horse and raving about the next guy as much as she did about Willoughby. But she doesn't.
] Brandon is a good guy, but somehow I just don't believe that he'll ever speak to her true spirit the way Willoughby did.
This is my point!!!!!! I too, was wildly happy watching the end of s&S but now I am not so sure.
Happiness in marriage does not depend on the good or evil characteristics of the participants but the compatibility of character.
Brandon in our estimation far spuercedes Willoughby but is that what Marianne wants????????/
Marianne unlike Elinor is not rational but passionate and unfortuantely Passion is not governed by logic. Whether we feel she is better off is of little matter when you consider whether this is her idea of a good marriage.
I do not feel that a formula for success in marriage exists outside the character ofthe people involved, thus my note on the tragedy!
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