Chapter 30 – Showing what Major Grantly did after his Walk

June 14th, 2011 § 0 comments

She had learned to read Greek

This detail of Grace’s education shows that for a woman of her time she is highly educated.  Her extensive education is contrasted with her family’s financial poverty.  This juxtaposition intensifies the question of whether Grace is a “lady,” worthy of betrothal to Major Grantly; she has the mark of a “lady” due to her fine education, but yet her family lives in poverty.  [AM 2006]

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