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|Beechan Cliff walk - Catherine's journey.
Written by MandyN
(4/15/2006 2:35 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Beechen Cliff walk- *nature* etc. (my focus), penned by Reeba
Really interesting post Reeba ! Again, you illustrate JA appears utilized 'Udolpho' for the structure or 'bones' of NA in various ways.
Henry's converse on the way to Beechan Cliff may form a precedent to a later scene with Catherine.
Here the dialogues among Henry, Eleanor and Catherine give us one of the major scenes of the book. Henry certainly flaunts his wit and playfully shows off abit. ;)
For Catherine I agree the walk with the Tilneys is a breath of fresh air in contrast to the Thorpes.
The part where Catherine comments she has heard something shocking with murder was about to come out continues to intrigue me...
" 'Government' said Henry, endevouring not to smile, 'neither desires or dares to interfere in such matters. There must be murder and government cares not how much' "
Henry endeavours not to smile because he realizes Catherine spoke of the appearance of a new novel and not of any riot.
Of course murder is a necessary ingredient in Catherine's Gothic novels. Government cares not how much murder occurs in a new Gothic novel. Beneath his smile, Henry may also be thinking something else.
Oh, but what ideas am I been admitting ? What of the Age in which we live !
Pardon, this should've been posted earlier but I've tried to introduce some Gothic notions for this week's read.
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