Trousseau -trussed - trapped. I feel sorry for Iris. She always has to do the heavy lifting in this family. #1b140_5
#1b140_5 much sympathy for Iris, her perceived inadequacy; loved description of W's hat "a round swirl of green...like a poisonous cake"
While others find her hard to like:
#1b140_5 I'm finding it really difficult to like Iris. She's such a victim. She's had it rough but is just so annoyingly passive in life.
#1b140_5 not sure about Iris. She offers no opposition to the life ppl have made for her. she's in between victorian & modern way of life
#1b140_5 Iris is hard to like in the same way anybody would be if you were in their head all the time.
Duplicitous love interest Alex also inspired comments:
I totally get how a young rebel man like Alex could attract both girls, well they did great hiding him it was dangerous after all #1b140_5
As did the novel's gender dynamics:
RT #1b140_5 As someone planning her wedding, I got such a feeling a wrongness from Iris's forced marriage. So different to be a woman...
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