I Know, I Know! (Chs. 24-28)
Written by BarbaraB
(4/20/2003 2:47 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Catherine needs a SUTH..., penned by Cheryl
I loved the way he handled Catherine's wild imaginings. I approached this last section of the GR with trepidation for Catherine. The only 2 things I could really remember about this part was that she confessed her conclusions concerning the General and his wife and that the General had pretty much thrown
Catherine out to travel home alone. I couldn't remember the outcome of either of these incidences and so it was more suspenseful than the first time around. I detected an undertone of anger in Henry's lecture but later, when he is so solictious or Catherine, I felt the anger was more a result that Catherine let Gothic stories get the best of her than her actual conclusions. When he saw where she had allowed herself to go with her imagination, I believe he did what he felt was necessary to help her to see once and for all the difference between fantasy and reality. It also occurred to me that he probably felt that he hadn't helped matters with his lampooning of these stories on the ride to Northanger Abbey.