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|James and Thorpe
Written by Nikki N
(1/15/2013 10:15 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Catherine vs her brother, James, penned by BarbaraB
James still saw Thorpe as honest only earlier, in chap 25, just after breaking off with Isabelle, before seeing Thorpe's reaction -- he wrote to Cath -- "Poor Thorpe is in town: I dread the sight of him; his honest heart would feel so much."
But later, after Capt Tilney made it clear he had no real interest in Isabella, Thorpe attemtpted to effect a reconcilaiton between James and isabella, and James refused. It was then that Thorpe "irritated by Catherine’s refusal, and yet more by the failure of a very recent endeavour to accomplish a reconciliation between Morland and Isabella, convinced that they were separated forever, and spurning a friendship which could be no longer serviceable, hastened to contradict all that he had said before to the advantage of the Morlands" — and told those lies about the Morlands -- chap 30. So James was having his eyes opened and becoming more mature before the end of NA.
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