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|Ch 10: Louisa Musgrove's November... Huh?
Written by JanELT
(10/19/2008 9:35 p.m.)
"If Louisa Musgrove would be beautiful and happy in her November of life, she will cherish all her present powers of mind."
L&T: Is this a common way to address a second person in the third form?
I wondered about this sentence when CW first spoke it. I wondered why he used her full name instead of just calling her Louisa. I took it to mean that CW didn't want to get too personal with Louisa and therefore it wasn't true that "Every thing now marked out Louisa for Captain Wentworth." Or is it?
I also want to note that I searched through Ch 12 and was only able to find ONE time when CW called Louisa by her first name: "Dear, sweet Louisa!" It was on the ride home with Henrietta and Anne.
What does that mean? Was it an exclamation of self-condemnation or did CW felt "something" for Louisa?
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