Posted by Kay on February 28, 1998 at 10:38:18:
In response to Charlotte's love story, written by karen l on February 28, 1998 at 03:05:35
] I always wondered if Charlotte had a love at one time like Lucy, and instead of going towards her love, she decided to cast it away and pretend it didn't exist (because it wasn't a 'good' match?)
] I remember someone, Jane Austen?, saying that all spinsters have some tragic love story behind them...
Yes! Charlotte must have had an opportunity with someone very much like George (on a slightly lower social level). So this is why she is overly cautious about getting to know people (until it's too late). And it's why her antennae were alert to the danger the Emersons presented at the pensione.
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