Good Communication: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

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Good communication is not necessarily proper grammar, but rather the ability to converse. A clear example of this is in The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy, a story that takes place in France and England in the late 1700s. This book is set during the French Revolution, a time when upper class French citizens were being sent to their death by the revolutionaries. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a historical fiction story which tells the tale of a fearless and brave man who selflessly risks his life time and time again, to help aristocrats escape to freedom. There are many conflicts in this book, both internal and external. One external conflict occurs between Sir Percy and his wife, Lady Marguerite, as they fall out of love with each other, and their marriage turns appalling, as a result of the lack of communication. Another conflict occurs within Lady Marguerite, as she struggles internally between choosing to save her brother or the courageous Scarlet Pimpernel. One conflict is between Sir Percy and his wife, Lady Marguerite. When Sir Percy is exposed to the rumor that Lady Marguerite triggered the Marquis de St. Cyr’s death, their once happy marriage starts to deteriorate. Sir Percy never gives Lady Marguerite the opportunity to explain herself and doesn’t make an effort to hold their marriage together. Lady Marguerite, on the other hand, yearns for the love that her husband used to give her, but doesn’t even attempt to make amends. Sir Percy ignores his wife, and in return Lady Marguerite mocks him behind his back. Lady Marguerite and Sir Percy are both selfish and stubborn, which jeopardizes their chance at a happy life. Neither Percy nor Marguerite initiates a discussion about where their marriage went wrong. Without talking their problems through, they drift farther and farther away from each other. Percy and Marguerite each feel betrayed by their spouse, but neither of them is willing to give up their pride to apologize and get their marriage back on track....
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