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|Mirroring the Musgroves
Written by Tara O'Donnell
(9/26/2005 8:04 a.m.)
The worst is her sister Mary-while she is not as cold as Elizabeth,Mary's constant complaints about her being"ill" and her
The Musgrove family is a good reflection on country well to do folk:
" The Musgroves, like their houses, were in a state of alteration, perhaps of improvement. The father and mother were in the old English style, and the young people in the new. Mr. and Mrs. Musgrove were a very good sort of people; friendly and hospitable, not much educated, and not at all elegant. Their children had more modern minds and manners."
The only thing Anne envies the Musgrove girls is the sisterly bond they share-shame that despite the so-called"honor" Mary is said to have given in her marriage to Charles that the real value of family ties is more firmly placed within the Musgrove camp. Mirrors reveal flaws as well as favorable features.
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