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|The importance of Darcy's insult
Written by Adeleid
(4/7/2013 4:13 p.m.)
"She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men" (ch. 3)
IMO, most women would be offended in some degree upon hearing such a remark about them. However, Lizzy is certainly not vain about her looks, and is not much offended: shortly after hearing the insult, she laughs about it with her friends. However, "Elizabeth remained with no very cordial feelings towards him". She probably disliked him in some degree because of his general behavoiur, but it is clear that the slight made her more determined against him.
What I wonder is this: Do you think that the slight was more important than Darcy's general behaviour to Elizabeth? Was it the slight to her beauty, or rather the manner of it (arrogant, proceeding even after catching her eye- implies of no concern gor her feelings)?
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