What does the happiness Clarissa feels upon returning to her home tell us about her? What does this passage tell us about what her reasons might have been for marrying Richard?
Seeing Clarissa in her own home, among her things, reveals a side of her that is thoroughly conventional and domestic. She revels in the sound of her cook's whistling, in the furniture, in the good rapport she feels with her maid. Though the opening passage in the London streets has shown her to be a complicated thinker who can see life from many angles, we see here that she is also a creature drawn to comforts and luxuries. Her house pleases her greatly--as does her wealth and security. Peter's...
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