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|Darcy's Youthful inexperience rather than insecurity?
Written by jeffrey
(4/29/2013 8:21 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Became insecure, penned by Therese
The principals in this tale are all very young from teens to latter twenties in age. One wonders really how much practical exposure Mr. Darcy has had with the opposite sex up until the point that he became infatuated with the lively but somewhat intimidating personality of Elizabeth.
His proposal included, I suppose, all of the proper elements that a gentleman of Darcy's consequence would include, but his prideful over-confidence under-estimated the resolve and mental acuity of Elizabeth. Did he formerly perceive women in general to be of an inferior nature to men?
It was definitely a patriarchal society back then and Elizabeth's refusal set-down may have manifested some insecurities that he must deal with in future chapters.
I don't know if I make any sense at all but this is a fascinating study of the complex and enigmatic personality of Mr. Darcy for sure.
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