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|But itís more than normal social intercourse.
Written by amytat
(5/1/2013 12:16 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Bingley's behaviour?, penned by Jim Morris
Heís been singling Jane out for his particular attention. At the assembly room ball, when he first meets her he dances with other people -yes, but we donít know anything of his partners at his own ball. We do know that since then heís been paying more attention to Jane each time they meet.
ĒHe was growing quite inattentive to other people, and wholly engrossed by her. Every time they met it was more decided and remarkable. At his own ball he offended two or three young ladies by not asking them to dance.Ē
My point about Bingleyís friends isnít weather Jane would be aware of it. Itís that if people who know him well and have seen him in love before, observe his behavior and come to the conclusions they do. Then itís likely his behavior leads people to these conclusions.
Why do you say Wickham spent more time with Lizzy and paid her more attention than Bingley did Jane? Besides Wickhamís attentions to Lizzy are enough to cause her aunt concern. Also, consider how little Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam had done to raise Elizabethís hopes before they felt the need to make their lack of intensions clear. Bingley just leaves which could have left Jane hoping for a long time possibly leading her to reject other suitors before realizing heís not coming back.
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