"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!