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|Disappearance of our 'gothic' hero.
Written by Reeba
(4/5/2006 4:56 p.m.)
Henry Tilney is not to be found.
"This sort of mysteriousness, which is always so becoming in a hero, threw a fresh grace in Catherine’s imagination around his person and manners, and increased her anxiety to know more of him." :-D
In 'Udolpho' and 'Clermont', the heroine is separated from the hero for long periods of time with no contact or knowledge of his whereabouts.
Catherine sees Mr. Tilney at the ball at the Upper Rooms.
"From this state of humiliation, she was roused, at the end of ten minutes, to a pleasanter feeling, by seeing, not Mr. Thorpe, but Mr. Tilney, within three yards of the place where they sat;*
Emily sees Valancourt at the 'fancy ball' at Madame Clairval.
Madeline sees Sevignie at the ball given by the daughter of Madame Chatteneuf;
Emily sees Valancourt dancing with another woman, and her mind was tormented.
Catherine sees Henry who;
A lot of 'Gothic' connection here. And as usual narrated by JA in so amusing a manner.
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