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Written by Mandy N
(1/29/2006 7:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Do you think the .., penned by Reeba
Re-reading ch. 4, gave me an idea of what Bianca meant in her chatterings to Matilda on Isabella.
Bianca, 'No, no madam; my lady Isabella is of another-guess mould than you take her for'. (ch.2) Not just gossip ?
My impression of Isabella is she is no saint yet not impious. She feels genuine sympathy with Manfred's wife and daughter. Warm hearted, with a youthful will Not to be victim to a tyrant. She is of a naturally cheerful dispostion (says Matilda, ch. 2) and lively.
Isabella was right to warn Hippolita and Matilda of Manfred. They were too credulous and obedient to his will whilst she had seen first-hand the depravity of Manfred.
'What ruin has thy inadverent goodness been preparing for thyself, for me, and for Matilda !'.
Matilda seems more vague to pick up.
Isabella & Matilda aren't exactly a 'Thelma and Louise' team ;-)
HW's plot techniques are basic, yet more intricate than first appear.
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