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Written by Karen G
(5/20/2010 2:58 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, amidst [her] concern for the defects of [her] nearest relations, penned by Stephanie
Darcy could also blush for himself for his behavior earlier, and he did (proverbially - in a way) after Elizabeth refused him the first time. But he was capable of amendment. It seems that aside from Mrs. Bennet, Lydia, and Wickham, the other members of the family were all capable of at least slight amendment. (The ones who weren't are caricatures really.)
The point I've been thinking about is Mr. Bennet's from Chapter 41, which looking long-term, I think is the most balanced view and a take-away truth from the novel (and I just find myself thinking was not emphasized much at all amidst Lizzy's embarrassment at the end of the novel): "Do not make yourself uneasy, my love. Wherever you and Jane are known you must be respected and valued; and you will not appear to less advantage for having a couple of -- or I may say, three very silly sisters.
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