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Written by Reeba
(4/18/2006 4:45 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Henry on Isabella and Captain Tilney, penned by Pennie
Condescending, according to the dictionary means 'to think you are cleverer than the other', which as you have pointed out is not the case.
And this is also another example of Henry expecting Catherine to judge for herself.
NO, no, no.
There have been several posts from the first week of the GR showing how Henry and Catherine react to each other.
I think that *teasing* anyone about anything makes it seem like condescension.
In the same conversation Henry says of Catherine;
He is not feeling cleverer here as he should if he is condescending.
I remember another occasion where Henry felt the *discomfort* of Catherine's 'close questioning' - at the theatre.
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