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A summary of Chapters 21–24 in L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. to tea, and works for days preparing a generous spread of food for the young couple. Marilla gives her etiquette advice and tells her not to think about how she At the end of summer, Diana Barry invites all the girls in the Sunday school class. 'Anne of Green Gables' Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Relationships Their romance taught me everything I needed to know about relationships. But if you are on a sinking boat on Barry's Pond/The Lake of Shining Anne and Diana have firm ideas about their ideal suitor, who must be. These Anne Shirley quotes on what makes a good friend will charm She found her longed-for bosom friend in Diana Barry (“A what kind of.Diana and Gilbert - happier [au]
It will be jolly to have somebody to play with. There are two kinds, you know. It just means vowing and promising solemnly. I solemnly swear to be faithful to my bosom friend, Diana Barry, as long as the sun and moon shall endure. Now you say it and put my name in.
I heard before that you were queer. The other half will taste twice as sweet to me if I give some to her. She has a face I should like to paint. Barry, please forgive me. I did not mean to—to—intoxicate Diana. Just imagine if you were a poor little orphan girl that kind people had adopted and you had just one bosom friend in all the world. Do you think you would intoxicate her on purpose? I thought it was only raspberry cordial.
I was firmly convinced it was raspberry cordial. If you do you will cover my life with a dark cloud of woe. I had ever such a time coaxing her to let me come down and say good-bye to you. Nobody ever has loved me since I can remember.
Oh, this is wonderful! Oh, just say it once again. Diana, wilt thou give me a lock of thy jet-black tresses in parting to treasure forevermore? But the next morning a note most fearfully and wonderfully twisted and folded, and a small parcel were passed across to Anne. I made you one of the new bookmarkers out of red tissue paper. They are awfully fashionable now and only three girls in school know how to make them.
Minnie May had an attack of the croupwhich Anne was able to cure with a bottle of ipecac and knowledge acquired while caring for the numerous Hammond twins. Throughout her childhood, Anne continued to find herself in similar "scrapes", often through mistakes and misunderstandings, and no fault of her own. At one point Anne "admires to the point of nuttiness" an amethyst brooch, which she is falsely accused of stealing, a crime she has to confess to in order to attend a picnic.
On their first meeting as schoolmates, Gilbert teased Anne with the nickname "Carrots". Anne, perceiving it as a personal insult due to sensitivity over her hair colour, became so angry that she broke her slate over his head. Anne tells Diana that "Gilbert Blythe has hurt me excruciatingly". Her grudge persisted even after he saved her from a near-disastrous reenactment of Tennyson's " Lancelot and Elaine " when her leaky boat sank into the pond.
After this almost fatal accident, Gilbert pleaded with Anne to become his friend but she refused, although she soon came to regret it. For the rest of their school years in Avonlea, they competed as intellectual rivals for the top of the class, although the competition was entirely good-natured on Gilbert's side. However, Anne forms the "Story Club" at the age of 13, which she tells the story of two girls named Cordelia and Geraldine both of which were aliases she had adopted earlier who both love Bertram - a variant of Gilbert.
Lynde at the beginning of the book was the self-important busybody of Avonlea who dominated the community; at the end, the book hints that Anne will play the same role, but only much better in the years to come. They split the most prestigious prizes between themselves, and remained "enemies" all through their studies at Queen's.
Anne's grades, especially in English, won her a scholarship to Redmond Collegebut Matthew's death and Marilla's failing eyesight near the end of Anne of Green Gables led Anne to defer her enrollment at Redmond so that she could stay to help at Green Gables.
Gilbert had been appointed as the Avonlea schoolteacher for the following year, but as an act of kindness, he instead took the position at White Sands School and gave the Avonlea position to Anne. She thanked him for the sacrifice and they made amends, becoming friends at last after five years of intense rivalry.
Anne reads some poetry by Virgil, but abandons the book as the beauty of sun-kissed summer day and her coming career as a teacher inspire a sense of happiness and unity with nature. However, Anne took to them, especially Davy, immediately. Anne learns to manage the twins via a mixture of good humour and understanding.
Harrison attacks Anne as a "red-headed snippet" who sits around "reading yellow-covered novels". Morgan visits Avonlea, Anne greets her with a nose turned red owing to her mistakes in applying the wrong skin lotion as Anne goes to absurd lengths to be prepared to meet the world-famous Mrs.
Morgan, which results in chaos, through all works out well in the end.
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Morgan inspires Anne to try writing, where trapped in an abandoned hen-house, she writes out a dialogue between flowers and the birds in the garden. Anne was pleased because Gilbert would also be going to Redmond the following year. After the wedding of her friend Miss Lavendar, Anne first realized that there was a possibility that Gilbert felt more for her than friendship, and "The page of girlhood had been turned, as by an unseen finger, and the page of womanhood was before her with all its charm and mystery, its pain and gladness.
It was lonely but not forsaken. It had not yet done with dreams and laughter and joy of life".
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Anne says at the beginning "I'm going to study and grow and learn about things". Anne's calls Gilbert's marriage proposal "grotesque or-horrible".
Feeling deeply disappointed, Gilbert distances himself from Anne. Anne refuses "haughtily" to Sam Tolliver's offer of marriage. Anne reacts "wildly", "miserably" and "desperately" to his proposal. Anne still does not believe she is in love with Gilbert, but she is disappointed at the end of their friendship, and confused over her reaction to gossip that he is in love with Christine Stuart, a fellow Redmond student. Anne holds vigil in her room at Green Gables the night Gilbert's fever breaks, realizing then that she had always loved him, only when faced with the prospect of losing him.
Once Gilbert recovers from his illness, he proposes again to Anne, and she accepts. Gilbert offers her an autumnal fantasy "of a home with a hearth-fire in it, a cat and a dog, the footsteps of friends -- and you!
Anne's friend Phil Blake had written Gilbert, telling him to "try again", and he rapidly recovered after that, and took her advice. Anne and Gilbert once again walk in the "haunted meadows" as "king and queen in the bridal realm of love".
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Her engagement ring is noted to be a circlet of pearls rather than a diamond, a stone which Anne said always disappointed her because it wasn't the lovely purple she had dreamed of. Anne resumes her teaching career in the Island's second-largest town, Summersidewhile Gilbert completes his three-year medical school course.
During this time, Anne interacts with various eccentrics at both work and around the town. There, they take up residence in a small house Anne dubs the " House of Dreams ", and Gilbert takes over his uncle's medical practice in the nearby town of Glen St. Anne praises her "house of dreams" as "like a creamy seashell stranded on the harbor shore", which is surrounded by fir trees "enfolding secrets" while the lane leading to the house is full of blossoming trees.
In a moment of theological reflection, Anne questions if the death of her child is the "will of God", using phrases exploring the theodical question of death and pain in a universe presided by a just God that are identical to those Montgomery used in her diary after her second son was stillborn.
Mary, in a large house they name Ingleside. They have a total of seven children between approximately Anne is quite ill after the births of both Joyce and Shirley, but recovers both times.
A major problem for Anne merges when Gilbert's obnoxious Aunt Mary Maria visits and refuses to leave, tormenting Anne in various ways. Anne is a permissive mother who is never stern with her children and plays hide-and-seek with them and other children in the cemetery.
No woman would ever write anything so silly and wicked".
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Upon recovering, Anne says: Jem is listed as missing at the war's conclusion, but after an agonizing five months, eventually emerges alive, having escaped from a POW camp. In this work, which is somewhat darker in tone than the previous Anne books, we see brief glimpses of Anne in a number of short stories that are primarily about other inhabitants of Glen St. The book also features a number of poems, which are separately credited to Anne and her son Walter plus one that was started by Walter and completed by Anne after his death.
Blythe", as she is often referred to, is a well-known, oft-discussed figure in Glen St. Mary, who is loved by some, though other residents express small-minded jealousy or envy of both Anne and her family. While Anne has mellowed from the days of her youth, she and Gilbert still engage in sly, good-natured teasing of each other. She has continued to indulge in her love of matchmaking, and also writes poetry.
She is still married to Gilbert and is now a grandmother to at least five, three of whom are old enough to be enlist to fight in the war: Jem's sons Jem, Jr. Also mentioned are Nan's daughter Di, and a granddaughter named "Anne Blythe", who might be either Jem or Shirley's child. Though Anne gives up writing short stories shortly after becoming a mother, she continues to write poems throughout her life. These poems are regularly shared with the rest of the family, who offer comments, criticism and encouragement.
Anne's later work expressed deep difficulties with coming to terms with Walter's demise, and with the idea of war; several characters comment that neither Anne nor Gilbert were ever quite the same after Walter's death.
Still, the couple are utterly devoted to each other and their family, and as the saga concludes, circathe Blythes remain pillars of their community who have enjoyed a year marriage. In addition to Anne of Green GablesAnne is the central character of subsequent novels written by Montgomery: Other books in the Anne series include Rainbow Valleywhich focuses on Anne's children during their childhood, and Rilla of Inglesidewhich focuses on Anne's youngest daughter during World War I.
Anne also appears and is mentioned in Chronicles of Avonlea and Further Chronicles of Avonleathough the bulk of the stories in these volumes are about other characters. In The Blythes Are Quoted published in an abridged format as The Road to Yesterday and in a restored, unabridged edition inAnne is a peripheral character as a grandmother with several grandchildren, at least three of whom are preparing to enlist in the Canadian army during the opening days of World War II.