Carl, Carl, Carl
Posted by Cassia on November 02, 1997 at 14:22:44:
In response to Perhaps thirty-five and seventeen....., written by Carl W. Goss on November 02, 1997 at 03:45:27
] The union of Col Brandon and Marianne seems strange.
] How could a man of his sense want to marry one so
] obviously immature and unaware of the ways of the world. What is the real attraction? They are so far apart in age. Could a marriage like that really work? Is Col Brandon simply blinded by the attractions of youth and beauty? And what does Marianne in the end seek by this marriage? Brings to mind the marriage between Diana and the Prince of Wales today. They seemed nearly as far apart in age as did Col Brandon and Marianne. The late Princess seemed nearly as immature in her youth as does Marianne in the early portions of S&S.
] Seems to me such a marriage cannot work, in most cases.
Such marriage have worked in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Marriage is not just a union of people but also a union of interest. So it comes to: Col Brandon gets Marianne for her youth, beauty and spirit while Marianne gets a nice husband who adores her and is willing to bend to most of her whims. Perhaps Marianne will grow tired of the Col's adoration but she will always respect and love him after a fashion. It's not that bad a deal.
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