The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen:|
I should not be shy."
"But you would still be reserved," said Marianne,
"and that is worse."
Edward started--"Reserved! Am I reserved, Marianne?"
"I do not understand you," replied he, colouring.
"Reserved!--how, in what manner? What am I to tell you?
What can you suppose?"
Elinor looked surprised at his emotion; but trying
to laugh off the subject, she said to him, "Do not you
know my sister well enough to understand what she means?
Sense and Sensibility