“At another moment Alexander might have observed that nothing would give more pleasure to the eldest Miss Blount than knowing that she was to be sold to a rich husband.”
At this time in the novel, Alexander and the girls are about to head to London. Alexander is talking to Anthony about the girls in the situation above. Anthony has just told Alexander that the girls have been solely relying on their brother’s income to stay healthy and not completely poor. However, Anthony fears that when the brother of the Miss Blount’s gets married, he will not have enough money to provide for his sisters and his mother. It comes across his mind that the girls may think they are being sold to rich husbands in London. Then Alexander thinks that nothing would please Teresa more than to marry a rich husband. This makes him upset and motivated at the same time because he has always been in love with her. This gives him motivation to try and become rich through his writings so he can ultimately marry her.
Throughout this course, we have been talking about all sorts of odd types of Romance. In each scenario, the character has had to change his or her appearance or something else about them to try and be with the person who they want to be with. Alexander thinks that he must become rich to win Teresa. It is funny to see in all the novels how far characters are willing to go just to be the one whom they think that they love. For example, in Fantomina, she completely changes her appearance multiple times just to try and please and get the acceptance from the man she loves. The course has shown so many interesting ways that love is attempted and most of the time achieved.