Cora defines everyone and everything she encounters. Once she puts an X by a name that is the end.
She doesn’t know people, doesn’t understand the culture, and never considers she could be wrong.
Like Babsy, Cora is ‘in charge’ of the world and once she dismisses you, you stay dismissed.
She is unaware that no one cares what she thinks, in fact, no one cares about her. Cora is someone whose name people forget, if they even bothered to learn it.
She doesn’t see how trivial she is in other people’s lives.
She has an image of herself as central, and reality can not intrude.