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|But Mr. Collins *is* consoling--in his way.
Written by Adrian
(5/11/2010 1:30 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, You are very kind,, penned by nan duval
Mr. Collins's "tragic flaw" here (hamartia, which was a Greek archery term meaning "near miss") is that he assumes Mr. Bennet feels exactly as he does (since Mr. C knows that his way of seeing is the only proper way and that Mr. Bennet, being intelligent, surely knows that too). So Mr. Collins consoles him:
What a wonderfully empathetic cousin and spiritual adviser; are we not fortunate to have him to laugh at in our turn?
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