Catherine is the fourth female protagonist we've been introduced to in this class. How is she like her three predecessors? How is she different? Do you think her spunky, tom boyish childhood would have been appealing to readers of Austen back then, especially young female readers?
if i had been living in the time of these novels, i am most positive that i would have fallen in love with catherine (as i already kind of have). her spirit is so unlike that of emma, fanny, and elizabeth. from what ive read so far, catherine is all about being herself, taking criticism and compliments as they come without worrying too much about them. i think younger female readers of the time would desperately cling to this girl; she probably represents what most girls feel they have to hide in order to be a "lady."