Chapter 4. Lizzy - what is she thinking?
Written by mikeB in Japan
(4/8/2013 12:26 a.m.)
After extracting Jane's list of desirable male characteristics, I found an interesting comment from Lizzy
Noting the evident pleasure Bingley derived from Jane's company
"you were about five times as pretty as every other woman in the room."
Is that all there is to Bingley's interest? Is that Jane's sole claim to his heart?
Lizzy then criticizes Jane for being overly kind
"You have liked many a stupider person."
Here to I am rather disturbed by the undercurrents.
The ON says that Lizzy's "judgement too unassailed by any attention to herself" now this seems to be referring to her assessment of the Bingley sisters but regardless of the target the lack of consideration is startling.