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|GR: Henry's Gothic parody
Written by Cheryl
(4/13/2003 12:05 a.m.)
"Oh! Mr. Tilney, how frightful! This is just like a book! … Well, what then?" … "Oh! No, no--do not say so. Well, go on."
Very funny. I am with Henry here, I cannot keep from smiling at Catherine either. She so enjoys being scared. ;-)
Now, what about that cabinet? In Henry’s parody he describes a “black and gold” chest with a mysterious roll of parchment concealed within. In her room Catherine find a “black and yellow japan” which looks like gold int eh candlelight and concealed within is … laundry lists. LOL!
But – did Henry know which room Catherine would be in? Did he know that chest was in that room? Did he include that “black and gold” cabinet in his story on purpose? Could he have gone so far as to conceal the laundry lists? I tend to think that Henry knew the cabinet was in her room and was giving her a tease, but that the laundry lists were a coincidence.
What do you think?
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