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Me ajudem a entender estas frases: 'His choice fell on a widow lady, of a proud and tyrannical temper, who had two daughters by a former marriage, both as haughty and bad-tempered as their mother.' 'She could not bear her step-daughter's good qualities, that only showed up her daughters' unamiable ones still more obviously, and she accordingly compelled the poor girl to do all the drudgery of the household.' 'Yet the poor thing bore this ill treatment very meekly, and did not dare complain to her father, who thought so much of his wife that he would only have scolded her.'

O que quer dizer 'fell on' nesta frase? Não entendi estas partes: 'that only showed up her daughters' unamiable ones still more obviously' e 'who thought so much of his wife that he would only have scolded her.

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Thomas 7 60 290
'His choice fell on a widow lady (He chose a widow...), of a proud and tyrannical temper, who had two daughters by a former marriage, both as haughty and bad-tempered as their mother.' 'She could not bear her step-daughter's good qualities, that only showed up her daughters' unamiable ones still more obviously (that only emphasized the unpleasant/ugly/unattractive characteristics/traits of her daughter), and she accordingly compelled the poor girl to do all the drudgery of the household.' 'Yet the poor thing bore this ill treatment very meekly, and did not dare complain to her father, who thought so much of his wife that he would only have scolded her.' (who valued his wife so hightly/much that he would not have done more than just scold her)
Daniel.S 1 2 7
his choice fell on a widow lady, of a proud and tyrannical temper, who had two daughters by a former marriage, both as haughty and bad-tempered as their mother.' 'She could not bear her step-daughter's good qualities, that only showed up her daughters' unamiable ones still more obviously, and she accordingly compelled the poor girl to do all the drudgery of the household.' 'Yet the poor thing bore this ill treatment very meekly, and did not dare complain to her father, who thought so much of his wife that he would only have scolded her.'

Sua escolha recaiu sobre uma senhora viúva de temperamento orgulhoso e tirânico e que possuia duas filhas de um ex casamento, ambas arrogantes e mau-humoradas como a própria mãe.Ela não conseguia aceitar as qualidades da afilhada, que apenas contracenavam com as notórias qualidades de natureza ruim da sua filha. Assim sendo, destinou a pobre da garota a todos os serviços ( gostaria de utilizar a palavra "escrotos" aqui, caso fosse algo muito, mas muito informal) pesados da casa. Mesmo assim, a infeliz aguentou todo o tratamento doentio pacientemente e não chegou a reclamar com o pai, tão egoísta que apenas a passaria uma bronca.