Morality and POV
Posted by Constanza on May 29, 1998 at 18:02:25:
In response to long lost children... good and bad matches., written by Kate on May 29, 1998 at 08:42:33
I could not re-read L&F for the group read, so I am speaking from memory.
What struck me on first reading it was the way that Laura turned everything upside down so that she would appear as the injured party, when in fact she is the "bad guy" (stress on the inverted commas, I cannot think of a best term). I seem to recall some business with a 50 pound note that she stole, which she considered a triviality, upon which theft she was expelled from sb's house. And she felt mortally wounded and injured! There are many of those incidents (another example, all the affair of that cousin she made run away with fortune- hunter her cousin did not even love).
It is a "trait"that appears, to a differente degree, in various characters in her novels: Wickham, General Tilney, etc.
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