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Written by Karen G.
(3/23/2009 10:50 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Back to the disappointment in Catherine, penned by Lynn
I had been looking for your post, Lynn, since didn't you post earlier (and may have erased it) regarding feeling "uncomfortable"? I have to say, there were parts of this novel in which I felt uncomfortable and could read many lines, but it wasn't when Catherine came to Northanger Abbey. It was more the mortification of Catherine being almost unable to return the proper civilities to the Tilneys since the Thorpes (particularly John) were always thwarting her efforts. That was the uncomfortable part for me. I do think Catherine was being very silly imagining things and coming to fantastic conclusions about the General and the abbey, etc. But it was something more that I can laugh at. I could not laugh at what she was seemingly being forced to do by John and Isabella while in Bath. Peer pressure is more uncomfortable to me than an imagination run wild. :]
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