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  • I found this novel very interesting and intelligently written, a pleasant reading, I managed to finish it in less than 2 days
  • I think it has also got a valid point, that we should try to know somebody before judging them and jumping to conclusions and that differences of any kind can be ultimately overcome with love and tolerence

    • by Mariana Wilson
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      ‘North and South’ is, above everything else, a novel about social and cultural differences and the way to overcome them. It illustrates a theme very common in the writer’s age - the conflicts between the old aristocracy (symbolized by the south) and the newly risen bourgeousy (symbolized by the north).

      Both Margaret and John are strong


      personalities, exceptional people with a great inner force and a great power to love.

      They are perfect for each other but the gap between their lifestyles and the worlds they live in stand in their way.

      Margaret despises John because he comes from the new social class that she despises.

      At the beginning she fails to ...


      • see his qualities as a human being because she is blinded by prejudice.

        John loves her but feels humiliated by her behaviour and her claims to be superior to him.

        Gradually, through a series of intrigues and circumstances, Margaret discovers the real man behind a her preconception and the novel has a happy ending.

        I found

        this novel very interesting and intelligently written, a pleasant reading, I managed to finish it in less than 2 days.

        I think it has also got a valid point, that we should try to know somebody before judging them and jumping to conclusions and that differences of any kind can be ultimately overcome with love and tolerence.




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