Written by Therese
(4/28/2013 6:06 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Darcy, penned by bridget d
"Darcy does have a social life, He has a circle of friends and he is able to join in society when it suits him."
I agree with the two first parts, anyway we see him with no awkwardness among people he knows well enough.
But there is absolutely no sign of the third. Moreover, Colonel Fitzwilliam's telling "I should like to know how he behaves among strangers" implies that his cousin and close friend has never seen him with strangers... Isn't it... strange? It seems to me that Colonel Fitzwilliam's tone tells it is.
I see absolutely no indication that he feels really easier with a high society stranger, than with a merytonite one. And when he speaks of his problem, it seems well to be a general one, not restricted to parts of the society.