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|Lizzy's Feelings For Darcy
Written by RobinJ
(4/27/2013 9:50 p.m.)
I had for a while just "assumed" that Lizzy's feelings for Darcy changed to something more "tender" after reading his letter and realizing how wrong she had been about his past behavior. Reading it this time I realized that this is not the case:
...her feelings towards its writer were at times widely different. When she remembered the style of his address, she was still full of indignation; but when she considered how unjustly she had condemned and upbraided him, her anger was turned against herself; and his disappointed feelings became the object of compassion. His attachment excited gratitude, his general character respect; but she could not approve him; nor could she for a moment repent her refusal, or feel the slightest inclination ever to see him again.
She doesn't seem to dislike him any longer (though the way he acted when he proposed still irritates her), is angry at herself for how she spoke to him, and can now feel sorry that she's hurt his feelings, so this is all a marked change from her extreme dislike. However, she still doesn't want to accept his proposal (or ever see him again!). It will be interesting to see how her feelings are finally changed to love.
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