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sg asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

In 'Bleak House', when Esther is seriously ill why does she refuse to see Ada at all??

I never understood that part of the story... there didn't seem to be a reason?!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    She doesn't want Ada to be exposed to her germs and get sick; and she doesn't want anyone to see her get ugly from the pock marks and have to try to hide the revulsion they might feel. It's very emotionally difficult to see someone you love suffer from a severe illness, especially if you fear they might die, and Esther wanted to spare Ada from that trauma.

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