This is a story about a girl who marries a man she hardly knows. Why did she marry him?
Many possible responses, including:
- She is poor and he is very wealthy, she sees it as an opportunity to have a better life.
- She feels like she’s had a protected, sheltered girlhood and wants something exciting to happen.
- She thinks it’s time for her to grow up and leave home.
- She’s flattered by the Marquis’ interest in her; she feels like he sees something special in her that others do not.
- She’s attracted to him and feels curious about what sex will be like.
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