Do you think that the character of Evelina has grown from Volume I and Volume II? If so, in what ways has her character evolved? For the better or for the worse? Do you think these changes have stripped her from her innocence or simply exposed her to the real world?
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Required Blog Post: Evelina and Her Actions
Evelina has taken her innocence to a whole new level in volume II. Here her adventures consist of finally being able to stay with Madame Duval, help Mr. Macartney and encounter a world of prostitution. The character of Evelina is based on being naive and innocent about everything that surrounds her as was established in Volume I. However, we start to see changes in the character of Evelina. After reading the verse on page 294, "O LIFE! thou lingering dream of grief..." Evelina states that she found these lines harsh. She goes on to say that "this young man must be involved in misfortunes of no common nature" showing her ability to make connections and separate herself from this bubble she has been reserved within. It is also interesting to see that she says of no common nature because what life experiences do you think she is comparing this to?