Lizzie the grateful servant in “The Dictionary of Lost Words”: why do authors keep getting class horribly wrong?
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Lizzie the grateful servant in “The Dictionary of Lost Words”: why do authors keep getting class horribly wrong?


On the surface, this all seems good and well. Although, I want to take a closer look at the relationship Esme has with her servant, Lizzie. Esme is motherless, and Lizzie acts in many ways like an older sister and motherly figure all in one. This plot device of women who have lost their mothers and their fathers aren’t great at raising them is a bit tiring and overused for me. Although, I might just read too many books… Continue reading