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Rebecca (Book) Essay

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  • on October 24, 2010
  • Category: English
  • Length: 425 words

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Dearest Diary,
The past few days have been damp and dreary, just the way I have been feeling. On Sunday my wife and I hosted our annual Ball at Manderly. I was not terribly thrilled on the idea however; it has always been Manderly’s tradition to host it. Another reason I was reluctant was because Rebecca was always the one to organize the event. Our decision to go ahead with the ball was due to the fact that Lady Crowman, insisted that we keep the tradition alive. However, there was one condition, that Frank Crawley would indeed help our house keeper, Mrs Danvers with all necessary catering. A part of me also knew that this would be a perfect occasion for my new wife to help plan such a grand affair as Mistress of Manderly. When I asked her if she would like to be a part of the event she seemed very keen on the idea. All seemed to go smooth sailing for Mrs De Winter, never did I see her flustered or anxious. The evening started off picture perfect; the weather was balmy, the champagne was starting to flow and then my wife walked down the ballroom stairs. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing before me. Mrs De Winter concealed from me the details of her planned costume, hoping to surprise me I suppose – and what a surprise it was. She was wearing the same dress that Rebecca wore to last year’s ball. I instantly was filled with anger, not because she was dressed like Rebecca, but because the thought that I could never erase Rebecca’s past scared me. I do not know where she got the idea of dressing exactly like the portrait of Rebecca in the stairwell. I started to yell at her insisting that she immediately go upstairs and change. I didn’t mind my behavior because our guests were listening, I was just too enraged. I could not bear the sight of Rebecca. I hate myself for doing that, embarrassing her, yet I feel outraged that Rebecca has been able to affect my life even after her death.   The worst part of that situation is that Mrs De Winter believes that I thought she...

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