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Written by Stephanie
(4/19/2010 9:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Austen believed in marrying one's equal., penned by Connie
There are two reasons Elizabeth did not accept Mr. Collins, and possibly both apply to you, as well: she did not think he could make her happy and she did not think he could make her so. If Charlotte, with lower expectations, and a less romantic outlook sees happiness in a stable situation, and thinks she can make Mr. Collins a good wife, then despite Elizabeth's disapprobation, it is certainly possible she made a good choice for herself.
I think that after the initial shock, Elizabeth is mainly concerned with her despair at Charlotte's future happiness.
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