Chopin describes her as having ''a delicious frankness of manner'' and being apparently very outspoken,'' which contrasts with the softer image of femininity that prevailed during that time.
I have seen this sentence in the character analysis of 'the kiss', and I couldn't understand the usage of ''that prevailed''.
What is the purpose of using ''that'' before ''prevailed'' ?
Re: that V3
It's a relative pronoun.
Does it help to think of it as '...the image of femininity which prevailed...'?