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|Never judge a book by its cover ...
Written by Amy I.
(3/29/2004 1:33 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, my thoughts too!, penned by Joanna Y.
] This GR board has made me suspect Parrish whereas I think if I were reading it on my own, all my suspicions would just be pinned on Hurst, Kendall, and Randolph. But with so many suspects, who's the real troublemaker?!
That's what I keep thinking when I consider Parrish. We've all commented on how as agreeable, pleasant, and reasonable man he appears to be, yet there are some things about him that are just plain suspect. Ch. 23 only made me more convinced that he is not the man he appears to be. An asylum seems to me a convenient way of locking Caroline away while having control over the dowry she brought to the marriage. I cannot but help think that he is not as rich as he boasts and that his home in New Orleans is nothing more than a run down cabin. I don't know why that is, but it's just a sixth sense.
Furthermore, there seems to be a disagreement as to whether it was Mr. Kendall that broke things off between Parrish and Juliet or whether it was Parrish that did the letting down. I can easily see Mr. Kendall, looking out for his daughter, and discovering unsettling information about Parrish, whereas Caroline had no father to look out for her interests. Only a brother who, at the time, was caught up in his own engagement. For that reason, Caroline would've made an easy target for a man like Parrish (if he does turn out to be the wily character that I think him to be).
Hurst, Kendall, and Randolph have all exuded some shady characteristics and actions, but I'll stand by what others have said before. They're convenient foils. Parrish is the one that everyone should be wary of; meanwhile, he's played his part so well that he has the Darcy's confiding their concerns in him. That's just plain scary!
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