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|I never noticed Isabella's new mantra
Written by Tanya Virginia
(4/23/2003 5:13 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: comments on Week 2 & 3 (Part II), penned by Joanna Y.
] 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 absent; 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. (snip)
Isabella also says, in response to Catharine's not wanting to marry her brother:
"You know I carry my notions of friendship pretty high. But, above all things, my dear Catherine, do not be in a hurry. Take my word for it, that if you are in too great a hurry, you will certainly live to repent it. Tilney says there is nothing people are so often deceived in as the state of their own affections, and I believe he is very right. Ah! Here he comes; never mind, he will not see us, I am sure."
I never noticed this before! I mean I realize she was always quoting him as if he was her beau, but I didn't notice the familiarity of her calling him by his surname; no Mr. Tilney or Captain Tilney for Isabella! I'm almost positive, now, that she must have written to Tilney as well. Forward girl! I have a possible theory-- She felt assured of the Captains affections so she decided to write him; the "challenge" thus being over for Tilney, he moved on to Charlotte Davis.
It's nothing more than she deserves.
Thanks for pointing this out!
Tanya Virgina :)
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