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Written by Emmeline
(4/7/2003 8:04 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Catherine and Isabella, penned by Christiana
] I'm not exactly conversant in Gothic literature, but these strike me as the sort of things a "typical" heroine would say or do. Of course, in Isabella's case, it's all surface heroism--she has none of the sincerity or depth of feeling that would bring weight to her words. So Isabella is Catherine's foil--the former has the form of a heroine, but not the spirit, while the latter is the exact opposite.
IMHO, Isabella think herself as a heroine, so she is trying to behave as she thought how a heroine should behave. But I don't think she resembles Gothic heroines, they don't act as she did.
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