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|We are now seeing..
Written by Jim Morris
(4/21/2013 8:13 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, This week's reading: Elizabeth away from home, penned by kathleen (elder)
..that Lizzie is almost certainly the central chracter of the story. We're on a journey with her to her destiny and some characters are stepping aside somewhat. Charlotte and Mr Collins are safely married, so one male leaves and the romance stakes thin out a little, the Wickham chap shows something of a mercenary nature as he moves in on the plain Mary King and the early focus of romantic attachement, the "five-thousand-a-year Mr Bingley has faded into the background somewhat much to Jane's distress. No joy for Lizzie there then either? It isn't that she seems very bothered by it as she declares herself eminently sick of men.
Not much dancing going on since Netherfield, just a bare mention of a reel by Darcy to Lizzie.Still hoping for some indication of where they all learned to dance.
We now know that Mr Darcy is apparently destined to marry his cousin, so where will Lizzie's interests be directed now? Are there any more male rivals for her affections or are we also being shepherded in Darcy's direction? Interesting to see that the focus of the story is expanding away from Longbourne and Meryton, and moving further afield. Kent and the Lake District are quite far apart. Is there a new intersest out there somewhere?
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