Louisa hates Juliet, but it's not exactly clear why. Juliet is polite and confident. That's not good reason to hate her, is it? Could there be something else?
And Louisa loves Everett. So why is she nervous about their upcoming marriage?
Thanks to his frequent visits, Everett looked completely at ease in the Aiken family drawing room, and Louisa realized that their courtship was going quite well. At this rate, she would be married by fall. The thought brought a strange combination of joy and terror. Louisa pushed it down so that she didn’t have to examine the emotion too closely.
What are these emotions that Louisa is trying to suppress?
I seems that Louisa may be struggling with some sort of inner conflict. But I'll be danged if I know what it is.