Education & Mrs. Norris -
Posted by lauri on June 04, 1998 at 17:53:03:
In response to yes, written by Bonny on June 04, 1998 at 06:17:19
] An extension of Mrs Norris and the young people - thoughts her role in the education of Maria and Julia, and Fanny? (Edmund and Tom, too if you wish)
How 'bout this - Mrs. Norris was SO insecure! After growing up the eldest (she was the Miss Ward for a long time...) and therefore treated as the most important daughter, her sister makes a marriage well beyond anyone's expectations. Big blow to the ego, especially if she was insecure to begin with. Then her sisters both end up having children, she does not (and we all know what a reflection that is on a woman) have any of her own. There is something very wrong with this in the 'grand scheme' of things - the eldest daughter should be everything!!!
So she makes up for it the only way she knows how - she has no importance as a wife, no importance as a mother, so she tries to make up some importance for herself.
As for the education of Maria, again, the eldest daughter is everything. Miss Ward may see an opportunity to make her world make sense again, Maria therefore should be anything (she had no time to work on Julia's marriage prospects, she was too busy with Maria).
Now I'm thinking that jealousy may have driven the way she treated the young Prices. Of this eldest daughter of a younger sister, the daughter that should have given Mrs. Norris more consequence?
- I agree Gayle 12:59:18 6/13/98 (1)
- I agree... Gayle 13:01:52 6/13/98 (0)
- Welcome aboard! gkb 14:14:15 6/05/98 (0)
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