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Written by Jim Morris
(4/24/2013 7:51 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Reader’s Knowledge vs. Lizzy’s: Kent chapters, penned by amytat
..to really understand the book title. Lizzie remonstrated with Darcy about his pride, asked him if he was careful about allowing his bad opinions to be formed, and the narrator allowed us to see Darcy as somewhat of a less then perfect person. We drifted along with Lizzie's views, allowed her prejudice, even as we wondered if she was somewhat nieve about Wickham . Now Wickham as emerged as less romantic and caring than mercenary in his dealings, although Lizzie bears him no ill will and still sees him as a victim of circumstance, and Darcy appears to be showing some good points in his views on bad behaviour and his growing interest in Lizzie. She, on the other hand, has no good feelings in his direction but sees the attractions of his cousin, a mannerly gentleman who admires her in return....and then Darcy proposes?
The proposal reveals much insensitivity and clumsiness, despite Darcy being now hooked by Lizzie's charms and intelligence. As a result, she tears into his character and refuses his proposal in no uncertain terms. Quo Vadis narrator?
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