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|That speech savors strongly of disappointment
Written by Robbin
(5/23/2010 11:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, how unjustly she had condemned and upbraided him, penned by Stephanie
I see what you are saying and it makes better sense. I did not wish to think at this point Lizzy believes Darcy would take any pleasure in any sort of triumph over her. I thought his behavior ought to have suggested to her that he would not but she seems to feel triumph would be the natural feeling on the part of any man: “He was as generous, she doubted not, as the most generous of his sex; but while he was mortal, there must be a triumph” (50). Of course Lizzy has hoped to enjoy a few triumphs herself at some points. I wonder if Lizzy has a dark outlook at this moment because of disappointment as she did earlier in the story:
"Oh! if that is all, I have a very poor opinion of young men who live in Derbyshire; and their intimate friends who live in Hertfordshire are not much better. I am sick of them all. Thank Heaven! I am going to-morrow where I shall find a man who has not one agreeable quality, who has neither manner nor sense to recommend him. Stupid men are the only ones worth knowing, after all."
"Take care, Lizzy; that speech savours strongly of disappointment." (27)
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