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|Not understanding that kind of character
Written by Frances G
(4/11/2012 12:15 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Not enough society?, penned by Rute
There are no models of manipulation for either Catherine or James to see from their parents. The Morlands are very straigthforward people (e.g., the advice Mrs. Morland gives Catherine about keeping track of her spending, her father giving her a reasonable amount of money). The Allens are also not people who would model this kind of behaviour.
We start to see that Catherine is seeing through Isabella (Ch 11: "Catherine could almost have accused Isabella of being wanting in tenderness towards herself and her sorrow")
But by then, James is infatuated and his hormones have probably taken over.
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