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|I don't think he meant country people are boring.
Written by Connie
(4/16/2010 11:15 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Elizabeth vs. Caroline's behaviour at Netherfield, penned by Line
That was more or less Mrs. Bennet's interpretation--that he was insulting the country. I think he was just stating an obvious truth. Society was limited in the country. For someone who loved to observe human nature and laugh at their absurdities, this could be a problem. Lizzy could very quickly run out of new subjects of jest.
I don't think we, with our phones, internet, etc., etc., realize just how limited country society was. I think this was why gossip and news play such a big part in JA's novels.
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