The Blithedale Romance - Section 5- Chapter 9: Hollingsworth, Zenobia, Priscilla and Chapter 10: A Visitor From Town Summary & Analysis

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Section 5- Chapter 9: Hollingsworth, Zenobia, Priscilla and Chapter 10: A Visitor From Town Summary

In Chapter Nine, "Hollingsworth, Zenobia, Priscilla", Coverdale realizes that it is not mentally healthy to study individuals too closely. He does Hollingsworth a great wrong by prying into his character, but he cannot help it because he loves Hollingsworth so much. In regards to Hollingsworth, Coverdale feels that it is his duty to protect Priscilla, who has grown into a pretty girl, from the worship that her sex tends to lavish on saints and heroes. One day, Coverdale tells Priscilla she should not always be so very happy, but when he says that she is fortunate that she has nothing dismal to remember, she seems to be listening to a distant voice again. When he imparts the wisdom that those one...

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