Eliz and reels
Written by bridget d
(4/17/2013 3:45 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Don't agree, penned by Therese
Yes it was probably the impulse of a moment for him to ask about hte reel, which is why it sounds so awkward. But he could hardly have been serious about it.
And I can't see how Eliz is meant to deduce that Darcy is now beginning to fall for her. He is now more polite but that might only be because he is (while arrogant) not quite such a badly behaved person that he would be rude to a guest in his friends' house. And given that he has made it perfectly clear by his words and behavior at the Assembly that he doesnt consider Meryton people as his equals or worthy of any attention from him, why should she think that a few polite words mean he's now ready to marry one of the despised country gentry? And D has not changed. He IS attracted to her, but believes that due to her low connextions he is not in danger of falling deeper in love or wanting to marry her. So how on earth can Eliz be expected to know his mind?