Jane Austen's witticisms?
Written by Therese
(4/25/2013 5:59 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Selfish disdain, penned by amytat
I mean, as often with Jane Austen, I was struck with an expression from a character, that was supposed to apply to a situation, while it could also apply to a closer one.
Here, Elizabeth accuses Darcy of a "selfish disdain of the feelings of others" and one can see in their "clash" such selfishness, on both sides, to the feelings of the others...
At the same time of course, it is this clash that helps them understand better each other, which months of English "permitted" courtship could not have allowed. In the anger, they express so much more what they really are, as to allow each other to settle a new base for a regard.