Posted by Elizabeth Rose on October 21, 1997 at 22:20:47:
In response to Tragedy!!!!!, written by Rita on October 21, 1997 at 13:40:10
] I do not feel that a formula for success in marriage exists outside the character ofthe people involved, thus my note on the tragedy!
But Col. B is in Marianne's character (if that makes any sense!). Remember, he was a very passionate man in his youth (so much so that his parents had to force him into the army), and even though he appears very much the settled, sensible man now, there are hints of his passion still. He still enjoys sad music (esp. if Marianne's singing), he loves romantic and tragic poetry (as does she), and he tends to be a bit dramatic (i.e.-riding off for London w/o even packing!).
I would think that Col. B contains enough restrained passion, even for Marianne.
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