I feel like Sir Thomas is me. Which means it's probably a good thing I'll never be a parent, but yeah. I sympathize greatly with his desire to just believe his children feel bad rather than scold them and find out they don't.
It was interesting really seeing Mrs. Norris' twisting and scheming and manipulating in action, rather than seeing it reference like we usually do. She's so blatant
-- a part of me wants to shake Sir Thomas and go "WHY DON'T YOU SEE THROUGH HER?!?" (except I know why he doesn't, it's just frustrating that he doesn't).
Ah, Maria and Julia. I like how they handle Henry's leaving, although the point is still well-made that everything they do, they do for appearance's sake and not any actual moral conviction or strength of character.
Ahahaha and of course, Mrs. Norris wins in the end. She gets her green curtain.