Posted by gkb on June 05, 1998 at 14:14:15:
In response to Education & Mrs. Norris - , written by lauri on June 04, 1998 at 17:53:03
I do have a boatswain's whistle but don't know how to make it work--but glad to have you on the ship. Bonny's idea seems ripe for discussion!
] 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 had not made that connection before, the importance of birth order in establishing precedence. Maybe to keep herself from being "lowest and last" she had to import someone even more lowly so she could go in to dinner ahead of someone--ANYone! Very good point. She thinks like Lydia!
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