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Written by Ramya
(5/1/2013 9:26 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Let's listen to Jane.., penned by Jim Morris
of Bingley's current behaviour, ie, he chose not to return to Netherfield. She likes to give the worst villain the benefit of the doubt--it is no wonder she is being lenient towards Bingley. I am sorry--you cannot use Jane's generous assessment to prove to me that Bingley wasn't displaying any positive indications of romance. ;-) Why is she so upset if she hadn't assumed (she thinks mistakenly) that Bingley was making positive indications of romance? Are you saying that Bingley's behaviour indicated only mild interest? By extension, do you feel that Darcy was either delusional or lying about the strength of Bingley's attachment to Jane, so much so that he decided to hide Jane's presence in London from B?
I never said that Bingley had broken an engagement or that his behavior was disgusting. I do think that he is culpable for believing his friend implicitly without checking the facts for himself (for I trust Darcy's assessment of Bingley's feelings). He may not have meant to "lead" Jane on, but he did.
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