|Plot Summary of North and South|
|"When her father has a crisis of faith and leave his position as a cleric in scenic southern England, Margaret and her tempestuous mother are moved to England's industrial north, where she must somehow find a way to survive. Her progess is hindered by the presence of Mr. Thornton, a factory owner who seeks to become a "gentleman" in order to win Margaret's affections and his mother, a money-grubbing cow who sees Margaret as a penniless hindrace to her son's glarious career. But in the end, Margaret's future becomes a great deal less bleak when an unexpected bank account arrives and she can finally realize her dreams."
Meredith Griffin, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of North and South|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Inside culture (main char)
Kind of living:
- general poverty story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- dirty, grimy (like New York)
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?
- a lot of play on words
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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