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In "The Duchess and the Jeweller," is the jeweller someone you would like to know?

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olivia18 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 17, 2010 at 7:53 AM via web

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In "The Duchess and the Jeweller," is the jeweller someone you would like to know?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 17, 2010 at 8:01 AM (Answer #1)

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I guess this depends on which aspect of his character you look at.

On the one hand, he is appealing because of his past.  He was born poor and he has made it to the point where he can buy all these beautiful jewels.  You have to respect that.

But as far as liking him?  I can't see wanting to hang out with a guy who is so into his jewels but is not really all that nice to people.  I think he's gotten too obsessed with wealth and power and so I don't think I'd like him in person.

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