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|How idiotic can one woman be?
Written by Kathleen Glancy
(4/12/2010 1:26 p.m.)
Neither of the Bennets appears to much advantage in Chapter 1. There is no need for him to wind her up by pretending he is not going to call on Bingley, but when he says she can go herself and he will "--- send a few lines by you to assure him of my hearty consent to his marrying whichever he chuses of the girls: though I must throw in a good word for my little Lizzy." and she takes this preposterous suggestion seriously, I feel sorrier for him than he deserves. How can she believe for a moment that he would sit down and write "Dear Sir, I cannot be troubled to call on you but please accept my consent for you to marry any of my daughters - Elizabeth, the second, is the least silly of them." and hand the letter to her for delivery? But apparently she does believe it, since her first reaction is that he has chosen the wrong daughter to recommend.
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