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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Snippet: Character Analysis of John Willoughby, from Katherine

Katherine did an excellent character analysis of Willoughby, which is in nice timing with our Villains posts.  She backs everything up with quotes and examples from the book (which you know I love, research nerd that I am), and she has this to say:
"Poor Mr. Willoughby! I have been terribly hard on him. “There is such an expression of goodness in his countenance! such an openness and gentleness in his manner!” One truly wants to like him and had his education been firmer, had he been less indulgent in giving way to his vanity and pleasures, and had he a sense of morals and honor he would indeed have been an interesting character. As he is, he’s bordering on being the villain in Sense and Sensibility, his crimes being selfishness and vanity."

Katherine also makes excellent points about his "wooing" of the ladies and how that has implications in his apology/explanation.
Click the pic to go see Katherine's full analysis and weigh-in on the discussion!


  1. I like how she writer :) sensible yet passionate

  2. Thank you for featuring my post, Misty. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    I've been having a great time following your blog for Jane in June.

    Thank you for the compliment Juju!

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