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Unformatted text preview: bound to since birth and avoids the institution of marriage. Eliza Whartons interaction with her suitors is a clear indicator of her wishes for the future. The reader is first introduced to Elizas former fianc, Mr. Haly. Little is known about Haly because he dies at the before the text; however, Elizas reaction to his death reveals a great deal of insight into her motives. At first Eliza is confronted by mixed feelings when she writes in a letter, A melancholy event has lately extricated me from those shackles which parental authority had imposed on my mind. Let me, then, enjoy that freedom which I so highly prize. (Foster, V). Although Eliza is distressed about the death of her fianc, she is also confronted by a liberating truth: she is now free from the prison of marriage and is once again able to fulfill her natural propensity for amusement. She also reveals that the marriage was not of her own choosing but arranged...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course ENG 170 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '07 term at Wake Forest.
- Spring '07