Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
Written by BarbaraB
(3/23/2009 10:59 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, but..., penned by Stacy
First of all while Mr. Moreland might not be rich in terms of Thorpe and Gen. Tilney's definition, "he had considerable independence, besides two good livings." This is probably no more or no less than James represented it as such to JT. As James is the eldest son and due to inherit, I imagine he looks like a good catch for his (JT's) sister who basically has nothing. Not only that, while Mr. Moreland's earnings might be considered a decent income, it must be spread over a family of twelve people which JT probably doesn't even bother to take into consideration. Not that really matters where JT is concerned; he is bound to come to the same concluesion regardless.
You're looking for an explaination but in my opinion it's a case of: JT defies explaination. John Thorpe will be John Thorpe. It is the nature of his character to take what is true and build it up to please himself. He wants the Morelands to be rich and so they are. I guess he sees it as improving his own consequence to improve the consequence of those he is associated with and it gives him bragging rights which he loves to do. Though it may not make any sense to us, it is his way. I guess it is a matter of a person who deceives others makes of himself an expert at deceiving himself (and vice versus?). Perhaps others can improve on this.
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.