|I thought that was pretty irrational too. They're being punished for "spluttering" after a comment of Verity's, which seems to me like a pretty natural reaction. Maybe it was just that seeing as the mistress couldn't find a way to punish Verity she took her anger out on the three? It happens.|
|This carries on through the book - one of the worst injustices IMHO was that given to Jane Carew after she and Jack Lambert were fighting.Maeve Bettany and the triplets had established that she had done nothing wrong, she had just followed Miss Ferrars' orders,and Jack had physically attacked her, then accused her of lying. Yet she still got a lecture about fighting- what was she supposed to do? Stand there passively and allow Jack to hurt her?
That really annoys me.
|I think one of the more ridiculous punishments is given to Thekla in Lintons/Rebel when Joyce and co act like savages in Miss Normans class (which I'm sorry, is just bullying).
Why does Thekla get into trouble for staying away from the class and refraining from joining in?
I think EBD really disliked her........
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