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|Catherine's 'gothic' ride. My focus.
Written by Reeba
(4/9/2006 9:01 a.m.)
Emily would like to see the sights and sounds of Venice, but is not happy with the situation. *All* of the others get into a different gondola and she is left with Count Morano (she doesn't like him much) to get into a zendaletto (a gondola with a long piece of cloth ). She refuses, but Montoni appears and leads/forces her wordlessly into it.
What follows in both the cases are unpleasantries, and later both sit back to at least enjoy what they like.
Catherine - with her thoughts of" broken promises and broken arches, phaetons and false hangings, Tilneys and trap–doors."
Emily - the songs and the sights of the stately piazza - more cultural ;-)
Thorpe is like Count Morano from whose 'persevering assiduities' and 'officious attentions' Emily would like release.
Catherine loses an opportuninty here to feel like a 'gothic' heroine. LOL!
The parody, as far as I see till now is of the 'gothic' novel.
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