coquette pg 5

coquette pg 5 - know the wrong, and yet the wrong...

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know the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.”(Foster, XLI) Although Sanford character is constantly brought into question Eliza cannot remove him from her favor because they are so similar. Sanford presents an amoral attitude like Eliza and looks intently to avoid marriage and embrace the delights that life has to offer. Immediately after Sanford drive Boyer away he too decides to leave Eliza. Eliza is left now undone for the first time in the novel. She has lost both of her suitors and has inherited the reputation of a coquette. She says, “My bloom is decreasing, my health is sensibly impaired. Those talents, with the possession of which I have been flattered, will be of little avail when unsupported by respectability of character.”(Foster, XLVIII). Eliza seems to have made the greatest of all tactical errors in her world. Her character and reputation, those tools which allowed her to enjoy the felicity of life, have been stripped away from her. Ironically she now faces the social confinement that she
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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.

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