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|Darcy, the Conversationalist -- Week 6
Written by gianni
(5/17/2010 3:01 a.m.)
Chapter 53 -- Return to Hertfordshire
Chapter 54 -- Dinner at Longbourn
Chapter 55 -- not present
Chapter 56, 57 -- not present
Chapter 58 -- Yet Another Proposal
Upon her acceptance, they begin to talk. The dialog quoted shows him conversing freely, even easily, as he honestly discusses his former misbehavior, tracing his change of heart from her refusal to his realization that she was right in her criticisms, to his effort at Pemberley to show you, by every civility in my power, that I was not so mean as to resent the past; and I hoped to obtain your forgiveness, to lessen your ill opinion, by letting you see that your reproofs had been attended to.
He continues to discuss their situation, Bingley's situation, (Elizabeth could not help smiling at his easy manner of directing his friend), his confession to Bingley of having kept Jane's presence in London from him.
In anticipating the happiness of Bingley, which of course was to be inferior only to his own, he continued the conversation till they reached the house.
Chapter 59 -- At Longbourn
Darcy gets Mr. Bennet's permission, though we're given no dialog.
Chapter 60 -- Getting to Know One Another
Darcy writes to Lady Catherine to announce the engagement.
Darcy writes to Georgiana to announce the engagement.
Chapter 61 -- Wrapup
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