Fingersmith - Part 2, Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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Part 2, Chapter 11 Summary

It is now the day of Maud's departure. Richard leaves early in the day. Maud wonders if she will become a ghost, haunting the dark halls and stairways of Briar. She wonders if everything will continue as it has been, even in her absence. Maud realizes that, although she will escape this prison, it will haunt her forever.

Maud and Sue select the clothing and jewelry they will pack for the future. They are still awkward in each other's presence and do not look one another in the eye. After lunch, they walk the grounds of the estate and visit the grave of Maud's mother. Maud reflects that she has surrendered to Richard's plan, in much the same way that she once surrendered to her uncle's control. She feels that the plan and her escape are set more by Richard's desires...

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