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|Chapter 1 - Sir Walter's temptations?
Written by Kathryn M
(10/6/2008 7:43 p.m.)
"For one daughter, his eldest, he would really have given up anything, which he had not been very much tempted to do." (In paragraph #9 on this website's novel text)
When I read it, I'm unsure if the narrator is saying he would actually do or not do anything for his daughter, or if she is being ironic and saying he would give up anything as long as it didn't really matter that much to him anyway. I believe the latter, since I think he is incredibly self-involved and only "loves" Elizabeth because she is so much like him, and feeds into his inflated opinion of himself.
I apologize if this has been discussed before - I am new to the boards, and glad to be here! I love reading everyone's thoughts and opinions.
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