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Written by CarolTS
(3/30/2003 7:13 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Miss Andrews, penned by Irene M
] Yes, I agree. I like how she uses her other friend Miss Andrews to make her point about what a great friend she is to her, calling her "an angel" in one breath, then calling her "insipid" in the very next breath. Not very friendly words, IMO. I wonder what Isabella would say to others about Catherine when she's not around.
The fact that she's so two-faced while pretending to be so constant is brought forward so well in the speech about Miss Andrews. Catherine is so desparate for a friend and so full of integrity herself that she just believes what she says without sifting through the evidence before her. I hadn't thought about it - but it's not surprising. At home she had been used to being surrounded by other young people and for the first several days at Bath had had no young peple at all around her to talk to! No wonder she was willing to take Isabella exactly as she portrayed herself!
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