Charlotte Rowson's Montraville

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Shortly after Charlotte meets with Montraville despite her feelings of reluctance, the narrator speaks to female readers and cautions them not to pursue romance, elaborating on the moral dangers of doing so. Rowson uses Charlotte as an example of an 18th century woman who is led astray by romance and faces the consequences of allowing herself to be controlled by the men in her life. Throughout the novel, Charlotte is shown to be a naive young girl who wants to make her family proud and complete her studies. Despite this, her reliance on Montraville ultimately leads to her betraying her parents and moral values. It is clear that when the narrator breaks off to speak directly to female readers about the dangers of romance and running into wrongdoing,

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