Chapter 31 – Showing how Major Grantly Returned to Guestwick

June 14th, 2011 § 0 comments

She has spirit enough for a goddess

Lily describes Grace to her mother with this phrase, which compares her generally to a goddess. This is fitting given the associations between Grace’s name and the three classical goddesses known as the Graces.  [EB 2006]

 

Major Grantly was fond of Greek

Since John has not heard a great deal about Grace’s beauty, he assumes here that Grantly must be attracted to her intellectual accomplishments.  Again, the Crawleys’ Classical knowledge becomes a central aspect of their characters.  [EB 2006]

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