"Since my uncle George has had experience with adventures, I am hoping he can help me escape this life of hemming and mending and fishing for husbands".
"What makes this clodpole suitor anxious to have me? I am no beauty, being sun-browned and grey-eyed, with poor eyesight and a stubborn disposition".
In the book " Catherine called Birdy" written by Karen Cushman, Birdy's the main character. The book takes place in the 1290s , Catherine was fourteen during that time. In the beginning of the story, Birdy wasn't ready to get married, so she tried everything to prevent herself from getting married. At the end , she couldn't wait to get married.
In the beginning of the book, Birdy wasn't very ladylike and she was adventurous. She was hoping she could be more adventurous since her uncle is coming to visit her and her family.
Catherine's dad decided it was time for her to get married. Catherine didn't think she was ready to get married. Catherine had to choose one of the suitors her dad presented her, she didn't like none of them. Her dad forces her to marry to worse of them all, Shaggy Beard.
At the end of the book, Catherine realizes that she will be the same even if she marries someone, so she decides to marry the person her dad chose for her to marry.
Shaggy Beard dies, so Birdy had to marry Shaggy beard's son Stephen. Birdy really liked Stephen and she also couldn't wait to get married to him.
Catherine is wasn't ladylike in beginning of the story, she was also scared to get married. At the end, she finds someone that she really likes, and couldn't wait to get married.