Posted by Arnessa on August 20, 1997 at 22:45:42:
In reply to Re: Closer than you might think posted by Lynne on August 20, 1997 at 21:53:59
] Elinor is a poignant example of one who suffers in silence...and thus, people can make their own assumptions about her because she is a blank space on which they can interpret her as they see fit. And as it is sometimes human nature to view things in their most negative light....to embellish the unknown in the worst way....yes, one could say that Elinors have their own brand of agony to deal with.
Yes, I have to admire Elinor for not making others miserable just because she is miserable. But it's not only her suffering that she does in silence, it's her loving too, and that's what I can't understand. Even though she doesn't know that Edward loves her, can't she say more than, "I highly esteem him. I like him?" To her sister, even!
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