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Written by Pennie
(4/23/2006 10:34 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Domestic Offices at Northanger, penned by JulieW
I find this passage interesting. The General shows himself to be materialistic with people of his own class, but for all his faults, the comfort of his inferiors is a necessity to him. This is similar to Lady Catherine and Emma at the start of the book. All 3 have positions of power and control, which they enjoy to an extreme degree, but they also concede the responsibility their position gives them. Possibly the General just likes thinking his servants should be grateful to him.
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