Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

She had once thrown a shilling into the Serpentine, never anything more. But he had flung it away. (6.85)

Clarissa had never been forced to give anything up and had never taken any real risks. She compares throwing a coin into a lake to Septimus’ throwing himself out the window. Both she and Septimus have been repressing emotions, they just deal with it differently.

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