not as compex as Willoughby?
Posted by autumn on November 05, 1997 at 05:50:15:
In response to Willoughby, written by Rita on November 04, 1997 at 12:30:20
Also, the character of all the other anti-heroes in Austen are not as complex as Willoughby!
In my opinion, he is one of the least complex. His reigning principles of selfishness and self-indulgence are a key to all his actions. I think he only seems more complex, because we see him suffer a bit, and he is one of the only villians who ever tries to explain himself a bit.
I personally find Henry Crawford or William Elliot more complex, since one cannot so easily pinpoint what makes them a "villian" in the sense that they have not comitted such blatant moral crimes (here differentiate between a true breach of morality and flouting social conventions)
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