YES? NO. WHY? WE DONT KNOW. WHO? YOU? MAYBE! LET’S FIND OUT. DIVE DEEP. YES! DON’T BLINK.
Miss Grey is an Olive Fortune Heiress
Olives are not known to grow particularly well in England. It is of major agricultural importance and one of the core ingredients in the Mediterranean. The oldest olive tree in Britain is only 100 years old.
I believe Miss Grey’s family made their fortune importing olives to Britain at a time when olives were of great rarity. This is how she has such a large dowry but is still only a Miss and not a Lady or any other title. She is “new money.”
Undeniable proof of this can be found in her name: Olives are green and black, and “grey” is a shade of black.
COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT.
Marianne and Willoughby possibly dined on olives during their picnic at Barton Cottage
As I’ve already proven, olives were rare in Georgian England but not unheard of. I believe Mrs. Jennings’ cook supplied the food for the picnic at Delaford that day and since Sir Middleton is fairly wealthy, it would not be unheard of to have provided something rare to impress their guests with.
SO WHAT IF IT WAS OLIVES?
Furthermore, Willoughby and the Dashwood Family are seen to be eating something back at Barton Cottage and Willoughby pops something into his mouth. IT WAS SMALL AND BITE SIZED AND PROBABLY AN OLIVE.
Mrs. Jennings KNOWS Marianne does not care for olives and made the offer to create gossip
By antagonizing her young guest, Mrs. Jennings would have more embarrassing fodder to share with her friends about the scandalous relationship between her young charge and Willoughby. I think Mrs. Jennings has a secret plan to ruin Marianne’s reparation via olives and her question was a twist of the knife!
I think she purposefully offered to make Marianne cry. We already know she lies when she says “I came right up when I heard the news!”
YOU DID NOT COME RIGHT UP, YOU LYING OLD LADY.
YOU. DID. NOT. COME. RIGHT. UP.
Elinor is bound secrecy regarding Marianne and olives
There’s something awwwwfully fishy about the way Elinor answers Mrs. Jenning’s query…
She doesn’t say I DONT KNOW, she says “I CANNOT SAY.”
WHAT IF SHE LITERALLY CAN NOT SAY?
ELINOR HAS BEEN BOUND TO SECRECY BY SOMEONE INVOLVED WITH MARIANNE AND OLIVES.
WHO WAS IT? WHY WAS IT? WHENNNNN WAS IT?
POOTER THE BIRD IS IN ON IT
I HAVE NO PROOF FOR THIS BUT JUST LOOK AT THAT SHIFTY-EYED LITTLE SHIT. STILL ALIVE? YEAH HE’S STILL ALIVE. AND HE’S TRYING TO KILL YOU WITH OLIVES.
M – MAD ABOUT OLIVES
A – ALWAYS TURNING DOWN OLIVES
R – RIGHT ABOUT AN OLIVE CONSPIRACY?
I – I AM SURE ABOUT THESE OLIVES
A – AND WHAT ABOUT MORE OLIVES?
N – NO ONE REALLY LIKES OLIVES
N – NEVER ACCEPT AN OLIVE
E – EVERYONE BE CAREFUL OF OLIVES
THANK YOU FOR COMING TO MY TED TALK.