Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
|The word "DANGER" (can you help explain?)
Written by jeffrey
(4/18/2010 12:14 a.m.)
In both Chapters 10 (p52 in my volume) and 11 (p58 in my volume), Miss Austen uses the word "danger" to portray Mr. Darcy's feelings towards Elizabeth. Ch 10 is very telling in that Mr. Darcy is "Bewitched" by Elizabeth and is in some "danger." Again, in Ch 11, "He began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention." So, Mr. Darcy has previously confessed of his attraction to Elizabeth to Miss Bingley and suffered through her sarcasm. What is Darcy in DANGER of? I find Miss Austen's use of this word somewhat puzzling. Why can a "low connection" be considered dangerous? It is fairly obvious to me by now that Mr. Darcy is hopelessly in love with Elizabeth and is in deep conflict over Elizabeth's lower connections and his own duty as someone of nobility. (What he ought to do and what he wants to do) Can anyone elaborate on the word "danger" here? It seems pretty radical. Maybe I've answered my own question.....I dunno.
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.