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|Suffering her mother's resentment
Written by Kathryn Ann
(4/23/2010 10:23 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, That is true, penned by Nancy Ann
Note that in chapter 23, when we learn of Mrs. Bennet's reaction to hearing that Charlotte will marry Mr. Collins, it appears that Elizabeth suffers long for her refusal of Mr. Collins' offer of marriage:
Nothing could console and nothing appease [Mrs. Bennet]. Nor did that day wear out her resentment. A week elapsed before she could see Elizabeth without scolding her, a month passed away before she could speak to Sir William or Lady Lucas without being rude, and many months were gone before she could at all forgive their daughter.
What a long winter for Elizabeth! Had she not been as independent as she was, and had she not had her father's supoprt in this decision, she may have fared worse.
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