Agnes Grey - Study Guide Chapter IX and X Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter IX when Agnes returns from her holiday break, Rosalie and Matilda argue which one should share their news with Agnes first. Matilda finally wins out and is allowed to tell about her horse first. She does so using less than ladylike language and some stretches of truth. After Matilda is finished, Rosalie tells Agnes about her ball. As she tells Agnes how beautiful she was and how many conquests she made that evening, Agnes asks why the ball and the conquests are so important to Rosalie. She tries to make the point that only one conquest is needed if the feelings are mutual but Rosalie only passes over the comment by saying the two never agree on these topics. She tells Agnes how she danced with one woman's husband, making that lady angry. She also tells Agnes of her...

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