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Clarissa's Excessive Pride

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In this passage, the arrangement of sentences reveal Clarissa’s excessive pride in herself. What I mean by this is that there are compliments after compliments of Clarissa; she only focuses on her achievements but disregards her flaws. First, she thinks she is a “radiancy . . . in some dull lives” because she believes she is the only one who can brighten up the lives of others. This suggests that she is prideful and even looks down on people, whose social status are lower than hers. Also, consider this sentence, “she had helped young people, who were grateful to her” has a non-identifying relative clause that is merely an additional information. This is significant because Clarissa thinks highly of herself and assumes whoever she helped should

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