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Written by Jim Morris
(4/30/2013 6:23 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Jane is too generous, penned by Ramya
"I don't see any evidence in the novel to suggest Bingley's feelings were vapid or that he would not have proposed to Jane. I would appreciate actual quotes rather than chapter numbers."
The novel doesn't tell us much at all about Bingley or his feelings at present Ramya. What quotes can you give me to prove his love thus far? He's more shadowy than the Scarlet Pimpernal. Lizzie has views on him, Darcy has views on him, Jane finds him a pleasing young man and Lizzie gives her leave to like him. Mrs Bennet is the only one sure he'll propose, the rest is just opinionism. He pays Jane great attention during her illness at Netherfield but do we assume that's love already? What do we really know of Bingley's feelings apart from Darcy noting his partiality to Jane? Not once do we have any real insight into his feelings or thoughts. Right now he's in London and off the scene completely. Not a mention does he get. This is why I find it so strange that people insist he's deeply in love with Jane. What did Darcy say: "It was but the work of a moment to convince him" And this is a man deeply in love? Every single thing about him is the view of someone else.
Comparisons of Bingley and Willoughby are a bit pointless really as their characters are far apart for such, so I won't bother with that one..
Please see these as my views only. You will doubtless disagree, and I accept your right to do so. (-:
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