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The Girl in His Shadow


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While Nora originally dislikes Daniel, the two eventually grow to love each other. What does it appear brings them together, and why?

Created: 04/30/21

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davinamw

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While Nora originally dislikes Daniel, the two eventually grow to love each other. What does it appear brings them together, and why?

While Nora originally dislikes Daniel, the two eventually grow to love each other. What does it appear brings them together, and why?


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dianac

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

Firstly, they have a high regard and respect for Croft but beyond that they are both passionate about their life's work which gives them common ground and a shared affinity.


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Maggie

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

I agree with dianac, their love of science and learning from each other.


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Jessica F

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

The fact that he truly admires and respects her as well as him letting go of his societal standards allow them to become romantically connected.


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paulak

Join Date: 04/21/11

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

Their love of medicine and learning about it bring them together and serves as the foundation for love.


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barbarao

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

Their mutual love of medicine and learning bring the pair together. Daniel’s cultural attitude towards women and their traditional role in society is his biggest barrier.


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carriem

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

Nora originally thought when Daniel arrived she would not have place in the clinic and Daniel expressed skepticism about the role she had played. But their love and abilities in science and medicine brought them together intellectually and emotionally creating a foundation for love.


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katherinep

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

Nora did NOT dislike him initially--as a matter of fact, as I recall, she was quite taken with his good looks at his arrival. What she did feel was fear at his arrival. She was worried that as a doctor he would interfere with the work and status she had before his arrival. Knowing her actions were illegal and that they could cause problems for him is discovered, she was afraid that he would either stay but demand that Dr Croft end her work or that he would go and reveal her involvement to others.

Once they started to relax and he began to see her talent as a anatomical sketch artist, first, and gradually as a practicing clinician he began to appreciate her devotion, talent and interest in a field he loved. This mutual exploration and study brought them closer and eventually led to a more emotional connection


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terriej

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

When Nora first met Daniel, I thought Nora was afraid of being replaced and not felt dislike toward him. Once they started to open up, they developed respect for each other, which later turned to love.


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laurap

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Katherinep, I think you nailed it!


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kate

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Yes! I totally agree with not only what Katherinep stated, but how she stated it. Well said!


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jos

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

I’m in total agreement with Katherinep it was more about fear of the unknown and trust rather than dislike!


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jodyh

Join Date: 04/30/21

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

I agree with Katherine. When Daniel and Nora did the hernia surgery together, that for me was when they really bonded, and the love grew from there. Daniel became protective of Nora, not wanting the secret to get out about Nora practicing medicine, and made the wrong decision to involve Harry, BUT from that point on Nora knew she could trust Daniel not to betray her. They couldn't love each other until they trusted one another.


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deeh

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

I agree with both Katherine and jodyh. After Daniel and Nora established a sense of trust, they were able to move forward in their scientific and romantic endeavors. Once Daniel learned that a lady could get her hands bloody and still remain a woman he could respect, their love was almost inevitable.


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Janet Smith

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

Their love of medicine and science. The operation they performed together really sealed the deal.


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lefthandedlibrarian

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

When they first met the author showed us an initial attraction in small ways. The tension between them grew with the added fear of discovery of Nora practicing medicine and the close physical proximity they had with each other which was not allowed in "polite society." As they worked together and shared knowledge the respect between them grew along with their feelings for each other. Great tension in this story. I applaud the author.


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christinec

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RE: While Nora originally dislikes ...

Passion for their work - something in common that will bind them - they will understand each other


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