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|the Isabella - James Morland parallel
Written by Kresel
(4/4/2003 10:04 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Mrs Allen, penned by Emmeline
] 'Mrs Allen was one of that numerous class of females, whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at there being any men in the world who could like them well enough to marry them. She had neither beauty, genius, accomplishment, nor manner. The air of a gentlewoman, a great deal of quiet, inactive good temper, and a trifling turn of mind, were all that could account for her being the choice of a sensible, intelligent man, like Mr Allen.' [chapter 2] [
Poor Mr. Allen. He must have fallen for her looks, just like poor James Morland is falling for Isabella. Somebody ought to knock some sense into his head! But at least JA is consistent in her portrayal of both male and female; immaturity is evident in both genders.
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