The Redemption of Willoughby -- WHY?
Posted by Cheryl K on October 23, 1997 at 16:19:33:
John Willoughby is a very lucky man, for alone of all JA's scoundrels, he gets the chance to confess his sins and be forgiven. My question is ... WHY? I can't figure it out. It makes us even more dissatisfied with Marianne's marriage to Brandon (which I've already said I consider insufficiently described) and it doesn't serve any particular plot point. The one thing it does do is demonstrate Marianne's newfound maturity, in that she can forgive him; but surely there could have been a more satisfactory way to do it. Any thoughts?
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