Washington Square

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Washington Square

I’m depressed. Well, how could I not be? I just finished reading Washington

Square. I’m happy it’s over, but I’m not happy I finished it. No, that doesn’t make sense does it? Lets just say, I had a feeling how it was going to end up; I just hoped that I would be wrong. Unfortunately the one time I didn’t want to be right I was. Isn’t that the way it always works? I guess so.

Catherine, dear plain old, Catherine. Poor girl, father thinks she’s plain, she

thinks she’s plain, her aunt thinks she’s plain, even the man who she thinks loves her

thinks she’s plain. Although James erases this thought in the beginning of the book I still believe it, “plain” equals “ugly”. I feel so bad for her but I guess you had to have what happened to her happen, or else we wouldn’t have such a depressing story. I tell you though, I’m glad my daddy isn’t rich or I would swear off guys as well. I felt so horrible when I knew before her what Morris was like.

Which brings me to Morris Townsend. He’s a rat, I smelt a rat from the beginning but I figured it was just because for me guys for the most part are always rats. But of course he was after her money, she was “plain” and her father was “rich” no her father wasn’t “rich”. By god he was rich. So Catherine’s got a big dowry, lots of money, but she’s “plain”. Oh, well the money will compensate. This shows you the kind of man he is. Well at least it erases the theory that women are gold diggers.

James makes the reader dislike Catherine’s father. He makes him seem like an

insensitive uncaring prick, but I really don’t think he is. Yes I know parents are supposed to think that their child is the most beautiful thing in the world but hey, that theory’s over rated. It’s not that he didn’t love his daughter; he just knew the truth. He was realistic about the entire idea of this strikingly handsome man falling head over heals in love with his daughter who isn’t the greatest looking chick in the world. Something doesn’t quite fit.

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