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Scott's attitude towards his characters , like his acceptance of the world in which
he lived , is very much akin to Chaucer's . ... He accepted and rendered quite
naturally the contrasts of class ; as Bagehot , discussing Scott's treatment of the
They accepted the society in which they lived without question ; or rather , when
they criticized it , they criticized it as many of their readers were doing . They
voiced their doubts and fears ; the assumptions of their age they fully shared .
falls in love with Anna , proposes , and is accepted ; and Anna realizes too late
that it is Willy Price she loves , the pathetic and much contemned youth who has
committed forgery in an effort to save his father , whom Tellwright and other ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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