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|GR Focus -- "imperfect" female characters
Written by Tifah
(10/6/2008 9:40 p.m.)
I have a huge soft spot for imperfect or "unlikeable" female characters, so I'm going to spend this GR focussing on Elizabeth and Mary, and Mrs. Clay. Mrs. Clay fascinates me, as a scheming character that rather defines the saying "be careful what you wish for".
In chapter 1 we glide past the female characters but already we get near perfect little descriptions that truly illuminate all the sisters.
I particularly like this passage for Elizabeth: "Always to be presented with the date of her own birth, and see no marriage follow but that of a youngest sister, made the book an evil; and more than once, when her father had left it open on the table near her, had she closed it, with averted eyes, and pushed it away."
Very illustrative and a bit sad, actually, and also something I can relate to. She's but all her eggs in the Mr. Elliot basket and that backfired.
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