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|Yes, the Thorpes are of the "gold digger" color
Written by Glenn
(4/27/2012 11:32 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Isabella and James, penned by Lynn
Isabella never loved either James or Frederick and John never loved Catherine. Their only interest was money. They are the villains of the Gothic novel (along with General Tilney) because their motivation is money or revenge, although in Northanger Abbey, none of them resorts to murder or locking heroines in a room. John Thorpe abducts Catherine in his gig when she asks him to stop after seeing Henry and Eleanor Tilney. The General thinks Catherine is a gold digger and exacts revenge by ruthlessly expelling her from Northanger Abbey when he finds out that John Thorpe was mistaken about Catherine inheriting the Allen's wealth. Catherine was never a gold digger.
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