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Written by Jim Morris
(4/27/2013 8:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I'm not sure D relating his concerns to B was even wrong., penned by Jen83
Assessing things unaffected by sentiment, Darcy acted as a friend might well do. Unlike us readers (who, knowing Jane far better than Darcy could),Darcy was being practical (in his eyes) and also acting as most of his status probably would.
We already know Jane for what she is,a caring, family loving and fair-minded, somewhat shy girl with a natural physical beauty. Darcy knows her only be aquaintance and probably mentally blanks everything else about her. He would certainly not be impolite or rude to her, but kept her at a distance. Granted, it's a sad, class-orientated attitude adopted by the rich and titled classes to those below them, but connections and background mattered greatly to his ilk.In that, he wouldn't allow the possibility of love mattering very much, if at all.
In his letter to Lizzie he is now allowing he may have been in error in his overall judgement of the Jane/Bingley situation, but also sees that his actions can't be reversed as, in his mind, he acted for the best. Not so much a character flaw as an upper-class normal one. Totally wrong, but understandable in its existence based on the times. The very fact that he may have been wrong in his assessment and admits so, is a step forward...who doesn't make mistakes? Lizzie certainly seems to have done so.
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