- Jul 2018
When the Christian hero of a hundred charitable victories plunges into a pitfall that has been dug for him by mistake, oh, what a warning it is to the rest of us to be unceasingly on our guard! How soon may our own evil passions prove to be Oriental noblemen who pounce on us unawares!
Miss Clark's narrative is embued with this sort of Sunday-school exclamations. She spontaneously took almost everything she experienced to a religious level, and she appeared to enjoy this didactic way of lecturing on human nature.
He has purchased my time, but not even HIS wealth can purchase my conscience too.1
Here, I find it peculiar that Miss Clark demonstrated a strong sense of self-dignity here. In spite of her deep regard of Mr.Franklin as a 'spiritually-wealthy' relative, she depicted her employment of narrating the events of the Moonstone as due to Mr.Franklin's mere caprice. In addition, in her account of her acceptance of the 'pecuniary remmuneration', she empasized the struggle it took for her Christian humility to triumph over self-pride. She seemed to feel insignificant because of her monetary disadvantages, but at the same time she was unwillingly to suppress the 'sacred truth' for the sake of Mr.Franklin's wealth.