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|Yes she does!!!
Written by Amymarie
(3/2/2009 8:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, On teh contrary, Emily of *Udolpho* has no faults..., penned by Adrian
I don't think Catherine is necessarily looking for adventure, and I agree that she doesn't see herself as a gothic heroine. But the whole point, is that she IS a heroine. Austen's opening line in a roundabout way says that although it seems unlikely, Catherine is in fact designed to be a heroine. And, just as a young lady must seek adventure abroad if it will not find her at home, Catherine will be a heroine in spite of herself, inspite of all unfavourable appearances to the contrary!!
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