Ugh! This month has been so freaking crazy so far! I’m still behind! At the time of this writing, I’m on chapter 22. I hope to have caught up before this publishes at midnight, and to update accordingly, but so far, nothing is going as I wanted! Grrrr! Luckily for me, I came up with this week’s questions, so I don’t have to answer anything I don’t know the answers to! Or something like that…. lol
1. What do you think of Margaret aiding her mother in keeping Mrs. Hale’s illness from her father?
I don’t know about you guys, but this actually really ticked me off. AND it really seemed out of character for Margaret. As I will discuss in the 3rd question, Margaret seems to be an extremely honest person, to the point of having little to no tact. To keep something of this magnitude from her father just feels inexcusable to me. And boy, he doesn’t take it well when he finds out! They did NOT feel bad enough for my taste either.
2. Margaret describes Mr. Thornton has her first “specimen” to “study.” How is Margaret using Mr. Thornton as a “study” and how does using him as such affect her opinion of him?
I really really dislike how Margaret treats Mr. Thornton. This whole, STUDYING him as a SPECIMEN, got on my last nerve. How completely ridiculous. Actually, I think I pretty much dislike Margaret. And I’m starting to get to the point where I don’t like Mr. Thornton because he loves such a woman. I really hope she starts growing on me soon, but, with half the novel left, I’m not holding out much hope!
3. Last week, Heather touched on Margaret’s lack of tact. What do you think of her tact? How is it lacking? Or would you argue that it isn’t lacking at all?
I find Margaret abrupt, unreasonably honest (as in, she says what she thinks with little regard for feelings, yet also keeps secrets better told), and tactless. Good Lord, this woman gets on my nerves.
4. Anything else you want to discuss?
I totally had something earlier and completely forgot it. Oh well. Do you worry for me and this book? So. Do. I.