Penelope and Purvis
Posted by Constanza on June 25, 1998 at 08:31:48:
she has her good qualities, but she has no faith, no honour, no scruples, if she can promote her own advantage.
I would like to know what Penelope's good qualities are. There are no much room left for them, with that description. A truly disagreeable character, I dare say.
As regards the young man of the name of Purvis (BTW, does is sound as funny in English as it does in Spanish?) I have the following question:
1) if he was in the verge of a proposal, as Elizabeth believes he was, how come he so suddenly change his mind on the sole basis of Penelope's misinformation?
2) it seems it didn't take long to recover from his misfortunes, doesn't it? He married immediately after resigning Elizabeth.
3) I was wondering if Elizabeth was not making the whole affair anew and idealizing it - sort of unconsciously twisting her memories. The image of Purvis would then become a shield against Tom Musgrave's behaviour; it would provide her with something nice to remember; and it would allow her to dream of what could have been.
- Penelope, Elizabeth etc. Kate 09:32:41 6/25/98 (1)
- sisterly bonds Susan Bennett 23:15:28 6/25/98 (0)
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