Posted by Rita on November 12, 1997 at 01:06:59:
In response to Elinor & Marianne, written by Lydia on November 11, 1997 at 16:19:08
] Elinor kowtow to Marianne?! I'll believe that when I read it! I don't see her as Charlotte Lucas to Marianne's "Lady C" (not that Marianne would ever be like Lady C. in personality - heaven forfend!).
] As an older sister with rather Elinor-like traits and a Marianneish little sister, I can't see myself ever giving up the right to speak my mind to her (in private, of course) no matter whom she becomes or marries. I believe, perhaps wrongly, that, though Elinor might have to be deferential in public, she'd still be the dominant sister...especially since Marianne decided that Elinor was in the right ("I compare [my behaviour] with what it ought to have been; I compare it with yours.")
Elinor is a bit like jane, but Marianne is no Elizabeth- thus the contrast.
I do see resemblances of sorts in Lydia and Marianne.
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