by Andrea Elizabeth
What does Cordelia need breaking of? An overly sentimental, passionate nature. One who is so steeped in sentimentality that it is their sole object in life may indeed give it up for a the love of a seducer. This will not break her. To have given it up and then to be deceived and betrayed and abandoned by the one who convinced her destroys her instead. The orphan Cordelia has nothing to fall back on. This process is painful to read.