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|Exactly. But can you have it both ways?
Written by Jen83
(4/27/2013 4:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Bingley, penned by bridget d
It was ultimately, Bingley's decision to make, and he could have chosen to either verify Darcy's information, rely on his own judgment instead of Darcy's, or marry her even though he believed her to be indifferent. If he'd had a change of heart while in London, he could have either written to her or returned to Netherfield at any time. He chose not to do any of those things. Darcy was wrong to do some of the things he did, but he isn't 'responsible' for breaking up Bingley and Jane, because the decision wasn't his, it was Bingley's.
Given (or assuming, for the sake of argument) that Darcy genuinely believed Bingly to be deceived about Jane's affection, I don't understand how one can argue that Darcy should allow Bingley to be deceived because it isn't his business, then turn around and say it was wrong for Darcy to allow Bingley's sisters to deceive him about Jane's presence in London. To me, that doesn't seem to be any more his business than Jane's feelings were. Either allowing deceit is wrong, or meddling in things that aren't his business is wrong - I don't think you can have it both ways.
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