Catherine's naivete:It's appealing, I like it.NFM
Posted by Claire on December 30, 1997 at 23:08:10:
In response to She is so naive that I suffer for her!, written by Constanza on December 29, 1997 at 19:59:28
] ] from Chapter 7 - on Catherine's lack of perception (her true "flaw", I think) : "...which might have informed Catherine, had she been more expert in the development of other people's feelings, and less simply engrossed by her own..."
] 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!
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