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THE GO-BETWEEN by LP HARTLEY - QUOTE BANK

Prologue
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. It makes no sense, a literacy device that is used to attract the
reader. Personification time. It is like a Fact. The word 'Foreign' he doesn't recognise, strange.
I should…

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Ch.8
`Why do you call him Mercury?'...'Because he runs errands'...' The Messenger of the gods! Deluded, sees him as important.
`Mr. Burgess is a bit of a lad.' Up to no good, likes the lady. Leo interprets it the wrong way. Takes it literally.
The mercury had declined to 85;…

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Ch.20
I literally did not know what to do next, in the smallest particular.
She (Marian), I dimly realised was the rock on which I had split...
She was my fairy-godmother. She combined the roles of both fairy and mother: the magical benevolence of the one, the natural
benevolence of…

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innocence in other ways, by making him, as the carrier of their messages, part of an intrigue against the Maudsleys and lord
Trimingham.

Secondary themes

Innocence: This relates to Leo when he is unaware of everything else happening around him and this is symbolised by the colour
Green and his…

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