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Catherine and Isabella

The second volume of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey really revealed how Isabella serves as a foil for Catherine. Isabella has an obsession with male attention and physical beauty that highlights a stark contrast between the two companions.  When Catherine receives the letter from her old friend, she realizes she is appalled at the girl’s complete lack of faithfulness and … Continue reading

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Northanger Abbey

            Catherine in Northanger Abbey brings us back to Bath. I noticed that the novel seems to be centered on women trying to find a husband and look pretty to the outside world. It reminded me of “A Lady’s Dressing Room,” where the man was horrified when he saw everything that went into making a … Continue reading