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Written by Jim Morris
(4/26/2013 8:46 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Agree/disagree, penned by Therese
"He had already a true love for Elizabeth, not a mere infatuation."
Have to disagree with this, Therese. I don't believe there's any such thing without being together and sharing each others lives. It's something that grows and develops, but doesn't exist, in this case, between two people who know almost nothing of each other, have had little real contact and have never so much as shared a kiss. Admiration, infatuation, imagination, respect and even desire may exist in Darcy. He claims he loves Lizzie when making his proposal,and these things, plus a strong liking of what he believes Lizzie to be, are what he has. He wants her, and despite his thoughless method of proposing, we can't deny that.
Bingley has had much more contact with Jane, there exists an
To say he has a true love for her is overstating the case very much at this stage, for me. Love grows from actions that deepen it by seeing the true worth of a person, being with them and having it returned. It has to start somewhere, but in the case of Lizzie and Darcy, as true love, it hasn't even begun. Sorry if I can't accept a growing attraction as true love, but I can't. I await the slings and arrows...(-:
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