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Written by Tara O'Donnell
(5/1/2005 8:54 a.m.)
Mr. Primrose:Since he's the narrator,I'll start with him. I'm not quite sure what to make of him-on the one hand,he is very sincere and loving towards his family(love the stories about trying to name a daughter after her aunt Grissel;good thing he failed,IMO!)but at times,can seem to be abit condescending towards his wife and daughters when they try to do things he considers non-humbling,like when the ladies wanted to go to church all dressed up:
“Surely, my dear, you jest,” cried my wife, “we can walk it perfectly well: we want no coach to carry us now.” “You mistake, child,” returned I, “we do want a coach; for if we walk to church in this trim, the very children in the parish will hoot after us.” “Indeed,” replied my wife, “I always imagined that my Charles was fond of seeing his children neat and handsome about him.”—“You may be as neat as you please,” interrupted I, “and I shall love you the better for it; but all this is not neatness, but frippery. These rufflings, and pinkings, and patchings will only make us hated by all the wives of all our neighbours. No, my children,” continued I, more gravely, “those gowns may be altered into something of a plainer cut; for finery is very unbecoming in us, who want the means of decency. I do not know whether such flouncing and shredding is becoming even in the rich, if we consider, upon a moderate calculation, that the nakedness of the indigent world may be clothed from the trimmings of the vain.”
He may have a point about putting on airs before the new neighbors but I doubt that the ladies would be laughed at!
Mrs. Primrose: She,at times,reminds me of Mrs. Bennet with being on the lookout for suitable men for her girls(particularly Mr. Thornhill).
Moses,Sophia and Olivia:Moses seems very much like his father only not as sure of himself(as his debate with Thornhill proved-Thornhill looks like trouble to me)and the girls are good natured enough but look to be more interested in following their hearts than their heads.
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