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Written by Jasmine D
(4/17/2013 4:21 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lizzy, penned by RobinJ
I think Elizabeth, despite how much she has tried to laugh it off, was offended by Darcy's insult. His insult combined with his haughty manner has caused her to dislike and distrust him.
By contrast, Wickham is charming, easy going, and likable. He singles out Elizabeth as the object of his attention. He takes her into his confidence. It must have been flattering to Elizabeth.
She believes that, since Wickham is so likable, his story must be true. She does not even think to consider that there may be another side to the story. Or if there is, she has already concluded that Darcy is at fault.
Darcy insulted her, but Wickham seeks to please her. So, because of human nature and pride, it seems natural that Elizabeth would more readily side with Wickham against Darcy.
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