Lock of Marrianne’s Hair

Title

Lock of Marrianne’s Hair

Subject

Personal Memorabilia

Description

During a trip to Barton Cottage, Willoughby cuts a long lock of Marrianne’s hair from her head and puts it into his pocket-book. Margaret spies this action and the Dashwood women consider it as further proof that Marrianne and Willoughby are secretly engaged. As this is not the case, the gift is an illustration of Marrianne’s impropriety in her affection for Willoughby. Such a token is only appropriate for an engaged couple. When Willoughby returns the hair to her, it signifies the end of his and Marrianne’s attachment.

Creator

Marrianne (Dashwood) Brandon

Source

Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

12.jpg

Citation

Marrianne (Dashwood) Brandon, “Lock of Marrianne’s Hair,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed October 1, 2022, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/275.