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Written by Joanna Y.
(4/22/2003 8:55 p.m.)
Upon meeting with Isabella after she had danced with CT, I thought it was rather interesting that Catherine didn't pick up on the fact that Isabella referred to him as just "Tilney": "I am amazingly abset; I believe I am the most absent creature in the world. Tilney says it is always the case with mids of a certain stamp." But Catherine just goes on to ask what Isabella wanted to say to her. hmmm... But then good for her at being stubborn to Isabella when she doesn't want to walk.
I really liked the paragraph about CT's NOT liking Catherine! Starting with Frederick, JA says "whatever might be our heroine's opinon of him, his admiration of her was not of a very dangerous kind; not likely to produce animosities between the brothers, nor persecutions to the lady. He cannot be the instigator of the three villains in horsemen's great coats, by whom she will hereafter be forced into a travellingchaise and four, which will drive off with icredible speed. Catherine, meanwhile, undistrubed by presentiments of such an evil, or of any evil at all, except that of having but a short set to dance down..." Do i sense JA poking some fun at gothic novels here?!? =) and imagine if Frederick did like Catherine! How vexed *dear* Isabella would be, I'm sure! Maybe I'll try my hand at a fan fiction of that.
I just thought of one other thing: so CT protests against every thought of dancing, but yet *we* like him OK, but not Mr. Darcy? Is that just because we have Catherine's benevolent viewpoint instead of Lizzy's satirical POV? Maybe that's a question for Austentations--if so let me know and I'll move it!
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