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|Chapter VI: The Vicar
Written by Golda
(5/4/2005 1:05 p.m.)
I started out liking Mr. Primrose, but as I read on, I like him less. Some of you have mentioned that you think his wife and daughters have him wrapped around their fingres, but I am not so certain. Instead, I see some passive aggressive behaviors in him.
At the conclusion of Chapter VI, his daughters are preparing a wash for the face over the fire. To show his disapproval, because he "knew that instead of mending the complexion they spoiled it," he overturned the whole composition, seemingly by accident. This really bothered me. As the father, he should have told him that he disapproved and said why. His method taught no lesson, and if I were the girls, I would have just started again another day.
There are other instances where he does explain himself, such as when the ladies were dressed overfine for Church. I thought that was OK. I also think that his method of letting them ride the horses to Church, and learning for themselves that it was inappropriate since their horses were not suited for riding (or anything it seems) was OK, because they had the opportunity to try and learn the reality for themselves.
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