What is the relationship between Louisa and Tom? How can we explain it?

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Theirs is an authoritative, emotion-less and yet enmeshed relationship in which Tom reigns supreme while Louis, albeit against her inner will, simply obeys conforming to the role that she occupies in the family, and to her role as a woman.

They are each other's mirrors. He is the cold hearted, emotion-less and matter of fact...

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