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Written by kathleen (elder)
(4/26/2013 9:22 a.m.)
At the beginning of Chapter 35, Elizabeth goes for a walk because she can't concentrate on anything else -- I am sure Charlotte would have noticed Elizabeth's absence of mind, even if Maria and Mr Collins did not.
Elizabeth chooses a different walk from her usual favourite, because she was afraid she might see Darcy, but Darcy finds her anyway. How logical is this? What would Darcy have done if he had not encountered Elizabeth outside and alone? Would Darcy have found a trusted servant to deliver the letter secretly?
The letter is crucial to explaining (to Elizabeth and to the reader) Darcy's interactions with Wickham, and it's an excellent device for the novel, but ... .
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