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|Are we not rushing things a little?
Written by Jim Morris
(4/27/2013 7:27 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Class and Darcy, penned by bridget d
"If you are saying that for someone of D's class, "connexions" would matter more than love or compatibility, so why does he tell Bingley that Jane doesnt love him?"
Quite simply, he doesn't. He "thinks" Bingley may be falling in love, assumes that his affections are not obviously apparent in their return from Jane and advises him so. Granted, he doesn't see a match between them as advantageous to Bingley, but if Bingley was really "in love", then he was to blame for not seeking Jane's views for himself. Darcy later claimed he had saved his friend from "a most imprudent marriage", surely an indication of class and connections mattering? That Darcy was wrong in his views is beyond argument. He doesn't assure Bingley that Jane doesn't love him, just that he doesn't think his affections are returned very strongly. Bingley should have been more assertive in his own feelings in being persuaded of anything.
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