He's much too mean for JA. She may have created asses, but rarley are they truly horrid. (nfm)
Posted by Cassia on September 27, 1997 at 14:43:34:
In response to My hero -- Mr. B. ;^), written by Margie on September 27, 1997 at 13:09:49
] ] Could it be that Miss Temple is smiling at Mr. Brocklehurst's foolish belief that Julia Servern's curly hair is willful disobedience?
] When I read it, I thought it was because he was now going to conduct a search for disobedient hair -- compounding his idiocy. I reread it after I read your comment, and when you arrive at the line "Miss Temple passed her handkerchief..."
] it seems to be about his belief that Julia Servern's hair is
] willful disobedience. When you leave the line it goes "...as if to smooth away the involuntary smile that curled them; she gave the order, however, and when the first class could take in what was required of them, they obeyed". This is what gave me the idea it was his order for the first class to stand up and face the wall that Miss T. finds foolish. The whole thing is foolish on his part -- and though at that point the reader is a few paragraphs away from knowing that Mr. B's wife and daughters had fancy clothes and elaborately dressed hair, Miss T. certainly knew it. I think now, that it's all of it that she's reacting to.
] Mr. B. needs to be confined in a JA novel until he learns to examine his own behavior. Bleeech! What an icky person he is.
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