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  1. Sep 2020
    1. Rosanna’s acquaintance with them had begun by means of the daughter, who was afflicted with a misshapen foot, and who was known in our parts by the name of Limping Lucy. The two deformed girls had, I suppose, a kind of fellow-feeling for each other.

      In the context of foreignness and otherness in this novel, I find this grouping of the two girls to be really interesting. It's almost like their physical deviation from the norm is acting as a type of queerness in how they're perceived and grouped apart from the other women. It's also interesting how their physical deviations from the norm seem to supersede their womanhood in some ways (for example, Franklin not even being able to look at Rosanna to be polite, and Lucy literally having her name preceded by her disability).