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message 1: by valee (new)

valee In here we can talk about other secondary characters we loved about this book.


message 2: by valee (new)

valee OMG, I can't stand Isabelle. She's such a b*tch... you can see from the beginning she only cares about money. And her brother is even more annoying, such a manipulative being, I can't stand any of them. I just feel sorry for Catherine's brother, but his problem for wanting such a woman. From mistakes we lear, right?LOL.

So far loving the characters. Specially Catherine, and the Tinley siblings, not at all the oldest though or their father.


message 3: by Em (new)

Em (emmap) I second that! Isabelle is irritating as hell! John is mind numbingly dull and boring - I was so cross with his leaving Catherine stranded with noone to dance with at the Ball and then she had to turn down Henry because of him - such a shame!


message 4: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Isabella - grrrrr!!!
And also John with his half proposal !!!
Love Eleanor - would like her as a sister or friend :)
General Tilney is scary!! And so fake!!
Mrs Allen is Funny and only cares about her gowns!! ;)


message 5: by Nicole D. (last edited Apr 14, 2012 05:53PM) (new)

Nicole D. (thereadingrebel) | 158 comments Isabelle is the one biggest fake's ever.John reminds me of a modern guy who can only talk about his car,his muscles and how hot he is.
I agree with Soph Mrs.Allen is funny.She puts more thought in to one gown then I think she does anything esle.


message 6: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
yes John is exactly like, and who swears a lot - bit stronger than d- now a days though i would think... unfortunatley...


message 7: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
What did we think of firstly the Thorpes!!??
And also Eleanor Tilney?


message 8: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments My favourite secondary character is Eleanor, aww, she is such a sweetheart. I like the relationship between herself and Henry. They look out for each other.


message 9: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 139 comments General Tilney was rather frightening to be honest..in short I think that the Tilneys except for Henry's sister and Henry were truly frightening and quite menacing.


message 10: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 139 comments The Thorpes! Isabella and John were such a pain in you know where the whole movie!!!!


message 11: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) I like Eleanor - she's lovely... I disliked John Thorpe, but I think Isabella was perhaps mis-guided and silly - I don't like her but I pity her.


message 12: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 139 comments She's like Lydia Bennet in a small way!


message 13: by Marren (last edited Oct 31, 2012 06:53PM) (new)

Marren | 764 comments Indeed Anne, both are silly girls


message 14: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
I love Eleanor as well! and General Tilney is scary!
Frederic just needed a mother for longer I think and was led off the rails (I think my more favourable opinion of him comes from reading Henry Tilney's diary)
the thorpes were annoying! John was just ... no words!
and Isabella... i see your point about being like Lydia, but i also think she was a little more schemeing than Lydia, so i pity her a little, but not much! and her behaviour to Cathy's brother was appauling!


message 15: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 3 comments I don't think Isabella is like Lydia. They share similarities but in essentials I think they are antagonistic. On the one side, Lydia is a sentimental and silly girl who wants to get married without thinking about how to live afterwards, driven by her feelings. On the other side, Isabella is not silly, she manipualtes people to marry a wealthy man to be able to live well, but she does not take into account her own feelings and the feelings of others in the process.
That is why, I believe, Lydia is married at the end and Bella is not. I think Isabella is more like Caroline Bingley.


message 16: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
True. Caroline is a better comparison.


message 17: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments I think Isabella was the worst, because as of the beginning of the novel I had great hopes for her, so she disappointed me the most. And I think she ended up being even more selfish than Caroline Bingley - Caroline could at lest give way to what is right at her expense some of the time - but Isabella never can.

John Thorpe was always a prat, but I think the worst moment is when he doesn't stop the carriage for Catherine to see the Tilneys.

Eleanor is a darling girl, and General Thorpe... was a surprise for me, actually! I knew there was something going on I just didn't know what.


message 18: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Isabella was such a gold digger and she was awful and i am glad James got away from her! She is so much worse than Caroline. At least Caroline didn't do false friendship!

John Thorpe - nothing to say!
And General Tilney... I couldn't figure out what was going on either but I enjoyed the story! Espcially Henry standing up for himself and going against his father!


message 19: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments Isabella was far more of a disappointment. I am glad James didn't end up with her, though it sucks she caused him so much pain.

Honestly, if you looked up "prat" in the dictionary is should say "see John Thorpe".

I really respect Henry for not being super-angry with Catherine for thinking what she did about his father, and then standing up to his father once he found out something had been going on, just not what Catherine thought.


message 20: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Hahaha that is so true about the definition of prat! Hahaha

And General Tilney was scary!


message 21: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments I actually quite liked General Tilney to begin with... but he kind of got exponentially more scary...


message 22: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
When he kicks Catherine out... No. Just no.


message 23: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments :D Lol Soph.


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