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|I didn't have a focus, but learned something new
Written by Ellen M
(3/27/2009 11:58 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, So how did you do with your focus?, penned by Lynn
I learned that Henry grows and matures in the course of the novel. From having become too much of a peace-keeper - sweep the dirty stuff under the rug - in the family, he is able to take a stand on principles and honor in defiance of his father, who is clearly in the wrong casting Catherine out of the Abbey on a Sunday without a chaperon or even enough funds to make her solitary way home.
Perhaps Henry will become a peace-maker - one who is willing to air the dirty stuff in relationships in order to clean it up and improve relationships. Eleanor has already begun peace-making activities in the family by bringing about a reconciliation between Henry and the General. Perhaps healthier relationships are on the horizon for the Tilneys.
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