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|John Thorpe, the gothic villain
Written by Pennie
(4/11/2006 4:17 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Catherine's 'gothic' ride. My focus., penned by Reeba
You're right, the being forced to stay in the carriage scene is a terribly gothic scene. John Thorpe is the gothic villain, forcing our heroine into a carriage, and dashing from the city in a gig and 2 in spite of her pleas. JT and Isabella restrain Catherine as she tries in vain to run after Eleanor. Catherine tries to hide from John Thorpe at the assembly, and Henry heroically appears to save her from having to dance with the villain.
What I like about these chapters is Catherine's eagerness to befriend the Tilneys, and her disappointment at any obstacles that come her way. I can imagine her waiting impatiently by the window, asking Mrs Allen for her opinion on the weather every 5 minutes. Most of us have had similar experiences, so we can relate.
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