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|Col Fitzwilliam -- clues to why Lizzy likes Wickham
Written by Frances G
(4/26/2010 11:23 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lizzy at Longbourn, penned by Robbin
We see some evidence of that in her interaction with Colonel Fitzwilliam. We know he is not as attractive as Wickham: "Colonel Fitzwilliam, who led the way, was about thirty, not handsome, but in person and address most truly the gentleman."
But we also know that Elizabeth enjoys his company "It was plain to them all that Colonel Fitzwilliam came because he had pleasure in their society, a persuasion which of course recommended him still more; and Elizabeth was reminded by her own satisfaction in being with him, as well as by his evident admiration for her, of her former favourite George Wickham..."
While I don't believe it's ever said directly that she wants an offer of marriage from the colonel, we know it has crossed her mind. She says "Is this meant for me?", after he says he must marry for money. While I can't find evidence, it appears to me that she would look on an offer favorably. The common thread is the open temper.
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