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Mary Barton [A Book Review]

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Elizabeth Gaskell

                                                  General  Observation

I am still on chapter four but I feel that Gaskell is creating a headstrong, defiant, beautiful and independent heroine in Mary. She reminds me a bit of Margaret Hale from North and South. It is interesting that Mr. Barton does not want his daughter to work in the factory because of his dislike for the toil on her life and laboring for a rich class that he feels does not help working people but Mary (the daughter).

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