|GR: Mr. Collins' Big Mistake?
Written by Tori Marie
(10/21/2003 12:04 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: JA's opinion, penned by Cheryl
Of course, my mind also leapt to Mr. Collins when I read that bit--and oh, what an unfortunate thing to leap to! ;-)--but I did get to thinking about how his pointing out of this little game-playing seems to break the rules of the game.
The way I read this, men were supposed to be all humble-servant-ish, even in the face of refusal. It seems to me that coming right out and telling a woman that you expected her to accept in time because-you're-such-a-great-prize just makes a mockery of the game. :-) Could this be Mr. C's primary tactical error? Besides being an odd, little toady of a man, I mean? ;-)
I do agree with you about JA must have thought of this practice--too foolish by half, to be sure! But I think she adds a new dimension to it by having Mr. Collins address the issue so wrongly.
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