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|The General's duplicitousness... again
Written by JoAnn
(3/20/2009 2:21 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Some thoughts on General Tilney, penned by MarianneR
>Hm, while writing this, another thought comes to my mind: Perhaps thatīs another example of the Generalīs self-contradiction. He wants >others to believe that he is punctual, but if you take a closer look, you realize that he doesnīt live up to his own standards: He leaves >Bath being too late and he even arrives much too late to the theatre!
Great examples of how the General is taking on the mantle of the duplicitous villain, now that the story is leaving Bath. We see it not only in Bath, but also at Northanger; for instance, he tells Catherine and Eleanor that he'll rejoin them to continue the tour in 15 minutes, and then takes an hour to get there!
On the other hand, maybe he just has a sense of time like my husband's...
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