Willoughby explaining himself...
Posted by Liz M on November 10, 1997 at 08:41:32:
In response to not as compex as Willoughby?, written by autumn on November 05, 1997 at 05:50:15
] ... and he is one of the only villians who ever tries to explain himself a bit.
I'm a relative newcomer to the board, so pardon me if this subject has been beaten to death before and I just missed it.
In the novel, I was very interested how Austen gave Willoughby some chance to redeem himself (or at least explain himself) and show the depth of his feeling for Marianne by appearing out of nowhere while she was ill.
Was there a particular reason why this was left out of the Emma Thompson movie version? (Perhaps she wanted the audience to continue thinking of W as a mercenary scoundrel?)
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