Posted by Haley on December 30, 1997 at 19:17:53:
In response to She is so naive that I suffer for her!, written by Constanza on December 29, 1997 at 19:59:28
] She doesn't realize she gives her feelings away to Miss Tilney; she doesn't realize her brother and her friend are flirting; she doesn't realize Mr. Thorpe is flirting with her; it takes her a lot to realize Mr. Thorpe is a bragger.
] She seems to take people at a face value; I don't know how she manages to survive in society. She is so naive!
I remember the first time I read this book (last summer... this will be my second time) I was suffering too... and I felt bad for her.. but this time around I am surprised how differently I fell... I just love her open sincerity, and was thinking how I have some friends who remind me of her.. and although I do sometimes role my eyes when I'm around them ;)... I also very much like having them as friends, because they are so loving and sweet natured and giving, and as they grow they become more keen and aware of things. Just like Catherine does, and I personally think that it is harder to become as sincerely sweet and loving as they are than to learn to be more perceptive or less naive. ;) Although all things can be learnt if you try hard enough. (or if you have a good enough teacher? like Mr. Tilney shall we say? ;D )
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