Catholic school days
Posted by nancymc on September 27, 1997 at 18:57:12:
Is there anyone else here who feels that Lowood has a few teachers not unlike the nuns in Catholic schools in at least the 1960's? I can distinctly remember Sister Gertrude in sixth grade deriding a girl for wearing a ponytail, calling her a "horse." The girl's mom came storming into the school to confront her for insulting her daughter. The rest of the class silently cheered when the teacher got called to the principal's office. The whole focus of a Catholic upbringing in those days, especially for girls, was to make you feel that you should subjugate yourself to the Church, parents and men in general. Except for the food and tb, Catholic schools shared many things with Lowood.
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