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Tracey (traceyrb) | 319 comments Mod
1. What part does pride have to play in these opening chapters on the lives of Osbaldistone senior and junior?

2. What do you think of Frank?

3. What does the dining hall tell you about the men of the family at Osbaldistone Hall?

4. How does the youngest cousin differ from his brothers?

5. What is the Revolution talked about in chapter 6?

6. Who is the King, and what is the state religion and political power at the setting of the story?

7. Which 'side' had Hildebrand's allegiance?

8. Who is Mr. Campbell?

9. From the story, can you deduce the approximate year?

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Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
I am still waiting for my copy from the library, so meanwhile I will be reading Kim.


Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
I have read the first two chapters and met the Osbaldistones. Both father and son are stubborn and prideful. The father does not understand how any son of his could not like commerce. Frank, on the other hand is young and inexperienced. Both are in the wrong, but Frank is the worse of materially. The father is probably hurt by his son's attitude, but doesn't show it, which is a mistake.


Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Frank has met his brutish cousins and his hard drinking uncle. The two intelligent members of the household, Rashleigh his cousin, and Die Vernon are interesting characters. Rashleigh has his finger in every pie and knows everything that goes on in the castle. Diana states plainly that Frank should not use flattery or make sentimental comments when talking with.
The accusation of Mr. Morris led to some tense moments, but Mr. Campbell came to set things right. I have a feeling that the law clerk, Mr. Jobson, is going to cause more trouble for Frank.


Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
I have just finished the first ten chapters. Diana Vernon is a wonderful female character who doesn't do any of the typical activities of a woman of the time. As an orphan, she needs to be strong so as not to be controlled by the Osbaldistones. There is more to Rashleigh than meets the eye. And who is the mysterious Mr. Campbell?


Tracey (traceyrb) | 319 comments Mod
Rosemarie wrote: "I have just finished the first ten chapters. Diana Vernon is a wonderful female character who doesn't do any of the typical activities of a woman of the time. As an orphan, she needs to be strong s..."

Outside of his time I feel, Scott produces a female character of strength, independent thinking and courage. I like her.


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