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Written by Nikki N
(4/9/2013 11:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Chapter 5 : an intermediate one, penned by Therese
I don't think JA approves of Sir William's reaction to his knighthood -- chap 5 --
Sir William had only made a "tolerable" fortune, but his knighthood had given him "a disgust to his business", and he had quitted it before making more money. The Bingley fortune is large, and it had been acquired by trade.
I don't think there could be any parallel between Darcy and Mr Woodhouse! Mr Woodhouse was a gentle, hypochondriac, fussy old man. There's more likely to be a parallel between Darcy and Emma who is good to people close to her, but was snobbish towards the Coles (rich tradespeople) and the Martins (the yeomanry).
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