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|Chap. 21 - to London and ??
Written by mikeB in Japan
(4/16/2013 7:00 p.m.)
Charlotte starts moving in on Collins and Jane receives a letter from Caroline stating that they have all gone to London and that Bingley is likely to be engaged to Georgianna.
In attempting to reassure Jane, we are told that Lizzy believes
This is rather strange as while at Netherfield she had a close examination of Bingley's character.
Here again I see wishful thinking from Lizzy. She believes that Bingley is completely in love with Jane, that Bingley will return, that Bingley is strong enough to ignore the importuning of his siblings.
Wouldn't have been kinder to Jane not to encourage so much hope?
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