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Written by Rae
(10/6/2008 5:33 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Haughty and distant, yes, that fits with 'repulsive' (ch6), penned by Tom P2
Yes - it is one of those words like 'condescending' which do not mean exactly the same as we would mean by them. Elizabeth's manner is often rather disengaged from reality - for example, the way she does not see Mrs Clay in at all the same light as both Anne and Lady Russell do. She sees what she wants to see - a rather plain woman who is glad to be her friend and who would not have the looks or the wit to be scheming.
I think Elizabeth is somewhat to be pitied, really, and is quite a subtle portrait of someone who almost has a sense missing.
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