July 27, 2016 at 7:06 PM
Why the secrecy, I wonder? This is not what I would expect from Eleanor.
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July 27, 2016 at 10:36 AM
July 27, 2016 at 10:35 AM
July 27, 2016 at 1:10 AM
I feel like the General is totally hinting that a lady is going to be present at the house sometime soon… perhaps, he approves of Catherine?
July 27, 2016 at 12:42 AM
Katheine, I agree with you. Here is the betrayal we knew was coming all along! Isabella had hinted at this, hadn’t she? And with the letters not coming, I knew this would happen. I bet the reason Henry doesn’t envy is brother is because he has a low opinion of Isabella for being so fickle, especially since he talked about dancing being like marriage towards the beginning of the story; he puts a lot of stock in faithfulness.
July 27, 2016 at 12:03 AM
I agree with you, Angela. Catherine has been behaving quite ungraciously, when the General has been so nice to her. She’s gotten her friend in trouble, suspected her host of something awful, and angered her love interest. Good going, Catherine!
July 26, 2016 at 11:57 PM
Finally! This is such a satisfying paragraph!
Now I think it is Henry who is being a little naive. Although his conjecture is not entirely unwarranted– it’s probably good that he does not immediately jump to the conclusion that Catherine suspects his father of imprisonment or murder.
July 26, 2016 at 11:56 PM
I am inclined to agree with both sentiments–we love to hate her, and that she is a product of her situation. It was more common to marry for fortune/ security than love anyway, and she professes to love James.
Does she actually love James? Does she really have no way to send him a letter (unlikely?) I think she is avoidant because she knows she overstepped bounds in paying so much attention to Captain Tilney, and flirting with him.
July 26, 2016 at 11:44 PM
Meaning that Catherine will be able to furnish it soon, or that Henry is soon to marry someone?
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