In Chapter Nine, we see hints of an interesting relationship between Louisa and Sissy. If you had your choice, and could be either Louisa Gradgrind or Sissy Jupe, who would you be? Consider this question carefully, and give good reasons for your answer
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Sissy, definitely. Although she finds it very hard to be forced to grow up into a fact-filled world, we also see that she does not allow the fire of fancy to be quenched within her. Louisa leads a damaged and repressed life because of her upbringing, and never entirely is able to recover from this, as her emotionally isolated fate makes clear.
I believe my choice would have to be Sissy. She is stuck in a world after being abandoned by her father and family of traveling circus performers, but at least her life is not as stifled and dismal as Louisa who is trapped in a marriage without love. This I could not fathom.
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