Yes, there are references to the violence she saw while growing up on the island, and her savage father's "open capacity for brutal action." Victorians would have said that the violence was in her blood.nebraska wrote:Perhaps because of her island background and the violence she had witnessed there she was more easily able to adjust her behavior than a "typical" Victorian lady.
"savage father"--p 707
father's "open capacity for brutal action"--p 229
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