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Clearly, she develops the ability to empathize with others and to reflect on her own behavior. She married her husband because he seemend then a yong man of promise and her father said he would go far ,but he didn't. In this respect, Kitty is somewhat like a Chekhov character--consider, for example, Sonia in Uncle Vanya or Olga in Three Sisters [see annotations in this database]--who has developed insight during the course of the story, but who will surely face continued suffering and conflict in her life.

He was tall.

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She is elegant and exotic, and deeply in love with the Englishman. He played tennis. The novel opens when Walter discovers his wife's infidelity. The love of him passed out her bosom. Though he had not said anything very amusing, he had made her laugh; it must have been the way he said it: there was a caressing sound in his deep, rich voice, a delightful expression in his kind, shining blue eyes, which made you feel very much at home with him. Manchu Woman The daughter of a noble Manchu family, she fell in love with Waddington when he saved her life during the revolution. He ever left an feeling of really egotistic individual. Kitty was with Charlie, she made this mistake again. He was tall, six foot two at hast and he had a beautiful figure; he was evidently in very good condition and he had not a spare ounce of fat on him. She is a selfish, grasping, controlling woman, who uses her husband relentlessly to advance herself socially. Plot summary[ edit ] Maugham uses a third-person-limited point of view in this story, where Kitty Garstin is the focal character. At first suspicious and bitter, Kitty finds herself embarked on a journey of self-appraisal. The Painted Veil. Dymov in The Grasshopper [see annotation in this database]. She had trouble in naming up his characteristics to her imaginativeness.

She neither finds the religious faith that leads to self-emptying love as do the nunsnor does she achieve an existential acceptance of life's meaninglessness that leads to peace as does Worthington.

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She cannot bring herself to deceive her husband again. The novel ends with Kitty vowing to bring up her daughter as a strong and independent woman, and preparing to move with her father to the Bahamas, where he has recently been appointed Chief Justice.

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He was a stranger to them ,but because he was their father they took it for granted that he should love and cherish them. He kept racing ponies.

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Only when it is too late does Dymov's wife Olga like Kitty realize her husband's moral worth and see that he is a far finer man than she had realized. Joseph A nun at the convent in Mei-tan-fu. Tuis is how their story started. He plays a winning hand very well, but when he has bad cards he goes all to pieces. Kitty stays only briefly in Hong Kong before returning home to London. But of course his eyes, under thick, bushy eyebrows, were his best feature: they were so very blue, and they had a laughing tenderness which persuaded you of the sweetness of his disposition. Kitty, however, remains unable to feel attraction towards him as a man and husband. He was tall. Though he had not said anything very amusing, he had made her laugh; it must have been the way he said it: there was a caressing sound in his deep, rich voice, a delightful expression in his kind, shining blue eyes, which made you feel very much at home with him. He was well-dressed, the best-dressed man in the room, and he wore his clothes well. He had black hair, short and brushed very sleek. Her father's a doctor or a lawyer or something. It was wonderful. In China, Kitty quickly finds British colonial life as stifling as what she left behind in London.

He always left an impression of very conceited person. He never let red tape interfere with him.

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