Unformatted text preview: Lucy Freeman, ever the voice of reason, voices her concern to Eliza saying, “I do not find, in all your conversations with him that one word about marriage drops from his lips. This is mysterious. No, it is characteristic of the man.”(Foster, XXIX). This quote draws attention several major points including the widely and frequently voiced opinion that Sanford’s intentions are impure. This quote also points out one of the major reasons why Eliza favors Sandford over her other virtuous suitor Boyer. Boyer was clear about his desire to wed Eliza, however, Sanford never once admits to Eliza that he desires to marry her. Eliza knows that with Sanford there is no future for marriage and is thus allowed some level of comfort in knowing that she will never be asked to sacrifice her freedom with him. Eliza turns somewhat of a blind eye to Sanford because of his charm and felicitous attitude. She reveals in a letter to Lucy, “I know the right; and I approve it too; I...
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