History Literature / WivesAndDaughters

28th Nov '16 2:09:57 AM aishwarya
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Gaskell's poorly-timed demise leaves a few plot points unresolved.
4th Jan '16 2:40:34 AM aishwarya
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Written by Creator/ElizabethGaskell, author of ''Literature/NorthAndSouth'' and biographer of Creator/CharlotteBronte. ''Wives and Daughters'' was originally published in serial format in Cornhill Magazine from 1864-1866. It follows the events of Molly Gisbson's life when her widower father marries a widow with a grown daughter.

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Written by Creator/ElizabethGaskell, author of ''Literature/NorthAndSouth'' and biographer of Creator/CharlotteBronte. Creator/CharlotteBronte, ''Wives and Daughters'' was originally published in serial format in Cornhill Magazine from 1864-1866. It follows the events of Molly Gisbson's life when her widower father marries a widow with a grown daughter.
2nd Feb '15 2:58:56 PM roxana
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* StalkerWithACrush: In all fairness to Preston his stalking of Cynthia seems to have started as a genuinely kindly impulse towards a child but when he saw how Cynthia cleaned up he became obsessed with her and used the money he'd given her to pressure her into agreeing to an engagement.
2nd Aug '14 7:00:10 PM ThePope
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* WickedStepmother: {{Deconstructed}}. While Hyacinth Gibson nee Clare is shallow, self-centered and incapable of putting herself in Molly's shoes, she treats Molly as well as she is capable of treating anyone. She definitely [[ParentalFavouritism does not favour her own daughter]] Cynthia over Molly, partly because she is jealous of Cynthia's beauty and cannot get her own way with Cynthia.

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* WickedStepmother: {{Deconstructed}}. While Hyacinth Gibson nee Clare is shallow, self-centered and incapable of putting herself in Molly's shoes, she treats Molly as well as she is capable of treating anyone. She definitely [[ParentalFavouritism [[ParentalFavoritism does not favour favor her own daughter]] Cynthia over Molly, partly because she is jealous of Cynthia's beauty and cannot get her own way with Cynthia.
16th Jun '14 12:29:36 PM CaptainYesterday
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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Surprisingly {{averted}} for a novel written during the Victorian era. Unlike Molly, Cynthia is no {{ingenue}} and is [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey happy to use her sexual desirability to impress men]]. However, even Mr. Gibson appreciates that it isn't entirely justified to [[SlutShaming call her a flirt or a jilt]], since she never goes out of the way to get someone's attention. It's just that men fall for her charm. In Cynthia's own words, she is a "passive coquette".

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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Surprisingly {{averted}} for a novel written during the Victorian era. Unlike Molly, Cynthia is no {{ingenue}} and is [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey happy to use her sexual desirability to impress men]]. However, even Mr. Gibson appreciates that it isn't entirely justified to [[SlutShaming call her a flirt or a jilt]], since she never goes out of the way to get someone's attention. It's just that men fall for her charm. In Cynthia's own words, she is a "passive coquette". coquette."



* ShoutOut: A Miss Eyre, Molly's governess, in chapter 3. Not the actual Jane Eyre, mind you.

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* ShoutOut: A Miss Eyre, Molly's governess, in chapter Chapter 3. Not the actual Jane Eyre, mind you.



** Later, Mr. Gibson is doubly annoyed with Cynthia because of her callous treatment of her fiancés and for having used Molly to get herself out of trouble. He calls her a "flirt and a jilt". Immediately, he half-regrets this, knowing that this isn't entirely true either. But it begs the question, how far can Cynthia go without being considered, at least ethically, a slut?

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** Later, Mr. Gibson is doubly annoyed with Cynthia because of her callous treatment of her fiancés and for having used Molly to get herself out of trouble. He calls her a "flirt and a jilt". Immediately, he half-regrets this, knowing that this isn't entirely true either. But it begs the question, how far can Cynthia go without being considered, at least ethically, a slut?
11th Mar '14 10:39:28 AM CaptainYesterday
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** This also leads to Roger suffering a GreenEyedEpiphany of sorts, as he suddenly becomes jealous of the guy charged with escorting Molly during the house party, although the escort couldn't care less about Molly, and is only attending her because he was asked to do so by Lady Harriet.

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** This also leads to Roger suffering a GreenEyedEpiphany of sorts, GreenEyedEpiphany, as he suddenly becomes jealous of [[RomanticFalseLead the guy charged with escorting Molly during the house party, party]], although the escort couldn't care less about Molly, and is only attending her because he was asked to do so by Lady Harriet.
11th Mar '14 10:25:39 AM CaptainYesterday
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** This also leads to Roger suffering a GreenEyedEpiphany of sorts, as he suddenly becomes jealous of the guy charged with escorting Molly during the house party, although the escort couldn't care less about Molly, and is only attending her because he was asked to do so by Lady Harriet.
11th Mar '14 10:06:46 AM CaptainYesterday
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** Also amazingly, for the time, averted by Roger and Dr. Gibson, in a conversation they share when Roger realizes his love for Molly:

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** Also amazingly, for the time, averted by Roger and Dr.Mr. Gibson, in a conversation they share when Roger realizes his love for Molly:



--> '''Dr. Gibson''': Come, come! Cynthia isn't so bad as that. She's a very fascinating, faulty creature.

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--> '''Dr.'''Mr. Gibson''': Come, come! Cynthia isn't so bad as that. She's a very fascinating, faulty creature.
11th Mar '14 10:03:16 AM CaptainYesterday
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--> '''Roger''': What must she think of me? how she must despise me, choosing the false Duessa. [[note]]Duessa being the corrupt enchantress who is foil of the virtuous Una in TheFaerieQueen.[[/note]]

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--> '''Roger''': What must she think of me? how she must despise me, choosing the false Duessa. [[note]]Duessa being the corrupt enchantress who is foil of the virtuous Una in TheFaerieQueen.TheFaerieQueene.[[/note]]
11th Mar '14 10:02:11 AM CaptainYesterday
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--> '''Roger''': What must she think of me? how she must despise me, choosing the false Duessa.

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--> '''Roger''': What must she think of me? how she must despise me, choosing the false Duessa. [[note]]Duessa being the corrupt enchantress who is foil of the virtuous Una in TheFaerieQueen.[[/note]]
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