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|rich man, poor woman?
Written by Nikki N
(4/9/2013 1:05 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Well, consider ..., penned by gianni
"Yes, chapters 8 -- 11 might reconcile us to him, if only for his increasing interest in Lizzy, whom I'm sure we are all in love with by now; and we might even be prompted to a certain sympathy for his generally intelligent, but crushingly dull responses to Lizzy's delightful banter (he's so completely outclassed by her oral skill!), but even there, his firm rejection of any possibility of union between a rich man and a poor woman quickly spoil even that."
I don't think Darcy was a greedy rich man looking for a rich woman as a wife, he was not thinking of wealth in his rejection of Elizabeth, but in the inferiority of her connexions -- re chap 10 -- "Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her. He really believed that, were it not for the inferiority of her connexions, he should be in some danger."
Elizabeth was the daughter of a gentleman, but her mother was the daughter of an attorney, and Mrs Bennet "had a sister married to a Mr. Phillips, who had been a clerk to their father, and succeeded him in the business, and a brother settled in London in a respectable line of trade." (chap 7)
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