The Coquette

The Coquette

by

Hannah Webster Foster

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The Coquette: Letter 35 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
General Richman writes Eliza at “Mrs. Richman’s request,” as she has just given birth to a baby girl. General and Mrs. Richman are glowing with happiness over their expanding family and hope to receive an invitation soon to attend Eliza’s marriage to Reverend Boyer.
General Richman’s letter to Eliza is more than just a birth announcement; it is another attempt to persuade Eliza to ignore her true desires and marry Boyer, and it is more evidence of her friends’ complete disregard for her personal choices and feelings.
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