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  1. Oct 2020
    1. It informed me that my father was dead

      There's a lot of dead parents popping up seemingly out of nowhere in this story. Lady Verinder suddenly revealed a deathly illness that killed her a couple chapters later, and now Mr. Blake Sr. is dead without any prior notice of health concerns. Is this the curse of the moonstone, or something more nefarious?

  2. Sep 2020
    1. Nothing goes right, father; nothing is like what it used to be. I feel as if some dreadful misfortune was hanging over us all

      Sounds like the curse of the Moonstone, which should be rightfully cast on the family, if Rachel has, in fact, stolen the stone!

  3. Jul 2020
    1. My own happiness has been trampled under foot; my own love has been torn from me. Shall I live to see a happiness of others, which is of my making–a love renewed, which is of my bringing back? Oh merciful Death, let me see it before your arms enfold me, before your voice whispers to me, “Rest at last!”

      Although this is a very sweet sentiment made by Ezra, it hints to a sadder truth that Ezra just wants to do good but suffers under the judgement of people due to his addiction. Drugs have been just as much (perhaps more) of a curse to Ezra as the Diamond has been for the characters in this story.

  4. Jul 2018
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    1. So the years pass, and repeat each other; so the same events revolve in the cycles of time.

      Mr. Murthwaite expressed a different sentiment towards the Moonstone. He didn't seem to deem it as a cursed diamond, but as a magnificent gem, whose sacredness was protected by the Hindoos. In his narrative, he used several collocations repeatedly, which is in accordance with his belief that 'the same events revolve in the cycles of time'. Perhaps his attitudes towards the Moonstone could be computationally analyzed by detecting repeated collocations.

    2. Everybody wondered at the prodigious size and beauty of the Diamond, as a matter of course. But the only two of the company who said anything out of the common way about it were those two guests I have mentioned, who sat by Miss Rachel on her right hand and her left.

      Every one is focus on the queen of the party as well as the moonstone. And every one is interested in the moonstone. In the later, the moonstone would be stolen. And who would be the thief might be difficult because so many people. And they may all contact with the Miss. Rachel.