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Written by Erica M.
(4/10/2013 11:49 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ch.6: Wordless information gathering, penned by Line
I do find it interesting that while Elizabeth is able to read the situation with Bingley and Jane, she cannot tell Darcy has any interest in herself. I wonder if this is partly due to confirmation bias? She saw early on that Bingley admired Jane, and Jane likewise. Now she sees signs of their falling in love, and assumes Bingley's feelings affect his sisters' behavior. However, she only knows that Darcy found her "not handsome enough", and that he was very supercilious in his behavior, not only to her, but to everyone. Therefore, even when she notices he has been watching her and listening to her conversations, she assumes (due to her previous information), that it is only to criticize her. This would mark Elizabeth out as possessing the "prejudice" from the title.
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