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|Truth about Poor Richard
Written by Robbin
(10/11/2011 6:08 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Too harsh, penned by Bridget D
I don’t think the narrator is too harsh in reporting the truth. What is helpful to me is separating the narrator’s opinion from what feelings and opinions the narrator assigns to the Musgroves. I do not think the narrator suggests Mrs. Musgrove did not care for Poor Richard. The text says “he had been very little cared for at any time by his family, though quite as much as he deserved” (6). This describes a small amount of feeling rather than a total absence of affection. I agree the family was relieved to have the troublesome Dick out of the house; they could not help it for it is too natural be relieved when trouble is gone. However I think the phrases of “ill-fortune” to have him and the “good fortune” to loose him are not meant to be the literal thoughts of the family but impartial judgment of the narrator on the situation. (:D)
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