I wish it had been included...
Posted by Shannon on November 11, 1997 at 00:14:47:
In response to Willoughby explaining himself..., written by Liz M on November 10, 1997 at 08:41:32
] ] ... 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?)
I really like that chapter. To me it showed he was not so unfeeling as they thought and that confession allowed Marianne to move on with her life. She was then able to forgive him. I was disappointed she didn't put it in and am also curious why.
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