marianne and brandon

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Colonel Brandon was now as happy, as all those who best loved him, believed he deserved to be;—in Marianne he was consoled for every past affliction;—her regard and her society restored his mind to animation, and his spirits to cheerfulness; and that Marianne found her own happiness in forming his, was equally the persuasion and delight of each observing friend.

“Colonel Brandon was now as happy, as all those who best loved him, believed he deserved to be;—in Marianne he was consoled for every past affliction;—her regard and her society restored his mind to animation, and his spirits to cheerfulness; and that Marianne found her own happiness in forming his, was equally the persuasion and delight of each observing friend. Marianne could never love by halves; and her whole heart became, in time, as much devoted to her husband, as it had once been to Willoughby.”

                                                    Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

If Sense & Sensibility was a TV series and its fandom was the GMW fandom:
  • Analysts: Marianne is a bit flighty and irresponsibly selfish while Elinor is stoic and self-sacrificing to a fault.
  • Obtuse people: STOP BASHING MARIANNE TO PROP UP ELINOR WHY DO YOU HATE MARIANNE SO MUCH STOP HATING ON MARIANNE
  • Analysts: Hm, this Marianne and Willoughby thing seems like it's not gonna work out and Brandon seems like a better fit for her...
  • Obtuse people: MARIANNE AND WILLOUGHBY ARE HAPPY!!! DO YOU NOT SEE HOW MUCH THEY LIKE EACH OTHER?! THEY ARE ENDGAME AND MARIANNE DOESN'T EVEN LIKE BRANDON SHE THINKS HE IS OLD AND STUFFY SHE SAID SO!
  • Analysts: Edward seems determined to honor his commitment to Lucy, but it's clear his connection to Elinor is stronger...hopefully Edward and Elinor can have a happy ending.
  • Obtuse people: LUCY LIKED EDWARD FIRST SO SHE OWNS HIM FOREVER NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO CHANGE THAT!!!
  • Obtuse people at the end: WHAT IS THIS FANSERVICE?!?!
Happy Valentine’s Day book nerds! <3

For this special holiday, I’ve listed my 5 favorite romantic couples from classic literature:

1. Colonel Brandon & Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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2. Maurice Hall & Alec Scudder in Maurice by E. M. Forster

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3. Fitzwilliam Darcy & Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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4. Edward Rochester & Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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5. Duke Orsino & Viola in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

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“I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be yours.”

- Sense and Sensibility 

( with Nathalie Emmanuel as Elinor, Alfie Enoch as Edward, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Marianne, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Brandon, and Ricky Whittle as Willoughby)