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|Obtaining her affection
Written by Barb JA
(10/18/2010 10:24 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Henry’s Methods, penned by Robbin
The problem I see is, that he thinks he already has gained her affection by the time of William's promotion. I don't think at this point he thinks he needs to attack her indifference. He didn't know she was indifferent at the proposal.
I previously called him Collins-ish and stupid for ignoring her NO to his proposal and only seeing modesty. You previously said "She practically ran away screaming." I agree, he should have understood!
But he didn't. ch.33 post proposal interview
In my previous post I quoted showing that he thought he had her affection already. I still can't help thinking he was stupid and irrational even though the narrator has said he wasn't "so irrational". I think the swelling in his head may have blocked the sound of NO from reaching his eardrums.
We agree that he's a cad, we agree that there was some generosity. As to erasing the generosity, I don't think we'll be able to agree quite that far, but that's OK. :)
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