Ernestina Chapter 7 Analysis

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In Chapter 7 we are introduced to Sam, Charles’ servant. We are also introduced to Mary, a maid of Aunt Tranter, and they meet when Ernestina was feeling unwell, so Charles decided to go exploring and tells Sam to deliver some flowers. A romance is hinted to start blooming between the two. I like the idea of the two together, besides it would keep Ernestina from thinking Mary stealing Charles from her and also limit the jealousy. But if Ernestina and Charles did not go through with their marriage, then it might be hard for the two to see each other. When Ernestina and Charles found out that they liked each other, Ernestina was against them being together for some irrational reason. Charles told her she was being irrational and she agreed. …show more content…
He feels that Ernestina is too young for him, and that she does not have the same intellect as him. He also feels awkward not having more money than her. For Sarah, he was intrigued by her odd face, and dreadful past that had mystery. He also felt that she was smarter and closer in age than Ernestina. Doctor Grogan told Charles, because Charles had not admitted it to himself yet, that he was in love with Sarah. He finally admitted it to himself and was trying to stop loving her. This does prove that love can be a game, Sarah was mysterious and lured him in because she seemed …show more content…
He also said that he was basically watching this all occur from a far. He did not interfere with them, but he watched. I think he is foreshadowing here that he will eventually interfere. He seems like a controversial author bringing up the idea of lesbianism in one chapter and also just writing this whole book about a women who had relations with a man before marriage. He wrote this in 1969 so I guess things were advancing to what society finds acceptable by today’s

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