I'm super excited for Charlotte!
WARNING! UPTALK AHEAD.
Yeah, he did. And the master of the house must've felt guilty or somethin' because he took me and George in the carriage to the place where Charlotte's been living. That's where we were this afternoon, in town.
When she turned around, she couldn't believe I was standing right there. I swear she blinked like a hundred times like she was trying to wake up.
Yeah, I stuffed a dress in it before I left the house. She looked so pretty in it.
And then she seemed really scared all of a sudden and started to cry. And I kept telling her that everything was going to be okay from now on. To just come downstairs with me.
And all the way down all I could hear was the sound of the stairs creaking cause she was so quiet, like she was really nervous.
But as soon as George saw her, he went over and reached for her right hand and kissed it, just like he was making her feel better. And she still had no idea that he knew she was missing two fingers on her other hand, so she kept it kinda hidden behind her back.
And that's when I started to bawl.
The master of the house just kinda stared at the two of them like there was nothin' else he could do.
In the Victorian era, once a young woman marries, her property becomes the possession of her husband. Many marriages therefore become more of a business proposition because of this.
As Charlotte has reached the age of 21, elders no longer have a large say in a decision of who she chooses for a partner, although social classes will still have a major impact regarding her acceptance, especially by other women. Shunning is very possible in a situation such as hers.
A trend happening in the 19th century is the belief in romantic love, however, and love letters are a common thread to couples romantically involved. Many manuals regarding the creation of love letters are available at this time, even displaying examples of how to woo on paper one's intended. Through dreamy narratives and poems, personal feelings are more easily conveyed in the 19th century by the written word, although George seems to be doing just fine.