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Written by Stephanie
(4/14/2010 10:09 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Darcy's honesty, penned by Kathi
You are right, he states it without the pretense of an apology. Darcy is saying 'other people see in me the fault of an unyielding temper,' rather than, 'I am mortified to admit that I have an unyielding temper.' In addition, he has some nerve in his 'false modesty,' after so recently calling Bingley on HIS. I believe Darcy's avowal to be exactly the same misleading that he accused Bingley of: an indirect boast.
"[...] My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost is lost for ever."
Here he is painted himself as an immovable object, with anyone trying to shake his resolve being a ineffective whisper against him. Hardly immolating himself!
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