The Portrait of a Lady
by Henry James
The Portrait of a Lady Chapter 41 Summary
- Lord Warburton calls on the Osmond household often to visit with Isabel and Pansy.
- Isabel is open to the idea of Pansy marrying the lord, but thinks of what a shame it is that Rosier will be hurt. She wants to please Osmond. We’re disturbed by her abused-wife mentality….
- Isabel considers leaving Lord Warburton and Pansy alone, but decides to stay in the same room.
- Osmond comes into the room after Pansy’s left. He asks if Lord Warburton has gone.
- Osmond, for whatever reason, is certain that Isabel will side with Pansy marrying Rosier. The couple obviously has an antagonistic relationship.
- Osmond commands that Isabel to use her pull with Lord Warburton to get him to propose to Pansy.
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