Posted by Marsha on October 05, 1997 at 23:36:07:
In response to social classes, written by AnneM on October 05, 1997 at 20:45:26
] By the way, one thing that has always bothered me, how could Jane continue to call Edward "Master"? Just rubs my modern mind the wrong way!!!
Actually, he wants her to call him Edward, but she uses "Master" as a part of trying to keep her old employee standing to cool him down. She pretends to be still governess (therefore "Master") instead of beloved (and it works too)
And later, it never bothered me at all, but I think she does that as a habit. She started calling him that and now she is used to it. It is like a name now, and doesn't mean what it literally does, IMHO. You know, like a sort of a nickname.
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