Conspiracy or "the work of an instant"?
Posted by Kathlyn on January 05, 1998 at 22:43:05:
In response to The Thorpe Conspiracy Theory? - (long), written by Carolyn B on January 05, 1998 at 19:14:04
Even though I believe that the pair were scheming together while at Bath, I don't think that John had formed any plans before he met Catherine. He probably wouldn't have believed James if he said that he had a sister who was very pretty and sweet. I can just hear him now...("Upon my word, there are far too many brothers who are willing to say that their horse-faced sisters are beautiful to trap their unsuspecting friends into an acquaintance...") I think that he saw Catherine and made a decision to pursue her at Bath.
I absolutely LOVE the lines that JA writes letting the reader know that Isabella has already become quite attached to James M. (and he to her). I especially love the time when Catherine thanks him for coming to Bath just to see her and he has to cover himself up by saying "Indeed, Catherine, I love you dearly"
P.S. What's a spolier?
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