Clarissa the Great
Miss Clarissa and the rest of the Harlowe family live in
jolly old England. Clarissa's practically perfect in every way, but her bratty
siblings have some major jealousy issues. She's clearly her rich grandpa's
favorite, which means she's due for a payday any day now.
No Clarity for
Clarissa's bro has a bone to pick with Clarissa's beau,
Robert Lovelace. Basically, that means they get all duel-happy and James
Harlowe barely escapes with his life. Clarissa has to decide whether she should
go with bad-boy Lovelace or nasty old Solmes, her family's hubby pick. When she
chooses Lovelace, the dice are rolling … toward a pretty bad conclusion.
Climax (Crisis, Turning Point)
Lovelace Shows His
After a reallllly long period of rising action, Lovelace
employs the help of Mrs. Sinclair to drug and rape Clarissa, making this climax
Stairway to Heaven
It's all downhill from here. Belford starts looking out for
Clarissa after she makes a break from the dastardly Lovelace, but she's already
pretty sick. While our gal is preparing to take a permanent trip upstairs,
everyone starts realizing how much she's been wronged. Now all we need to know
is how Clarissa's long, strange trip is going to end.
We All Saw This
It's a bummer, but Clarissa was too gosh-darn perfect to
stay on this earth. (Plus, now that she's been raped, she can't exactly marry
and pass herself off as a regular old virtuous woman.) Everyone's sad, Lovelace
feels bad, and Clarissa's family decides to forgive her. Oh yeah, we're sure
she appreciates that…in heaven. You dirtbags.