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|GR: An heroine
Written by Lydia C.
(3/31/2003 4:37 p.m.)
In establishing right away that Catherine is ordinary, and by continually contrasting her with "an heroine," JA forces us to spend the rest of the novel figuring out why Catherine is its heroine. Perhaps JA is making a point about true heroines...not found in an unlikely combination of beauty, brains, and accomplishment, but in the girl next door who is honorable, honest, and friendly?
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