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Written by bridget d
(5/5/2013 3:00 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, If the romance only existed in the Bennet, penned by amytat
The question was whether he is culpable for raising Janeís expectations and then he simply disappears without giving her any hint that things have changed.
He may have raised Jane's expectations, but did he do so deliberately? Othter than asking her, or making a formal proposal, he doesn't really have a way of finding out if she returns his feelings.. He THOUGHT that she did care for him, though not as much as he cared for her. And he was persuaded by Darcy that that idea was wrong, that Jane liked him as a friend but didn't feel anything more for him. So in going away or staying away, he was problaby thinking he was doing a sensible thing, keeping away from Netherfield where he was bound to see her and feel unhappy...If she didn't love him, even a littlte bit, there was no point in proposing, as he is sure to be so kind hearted that he does not want to embarrass her by asking her to marry him when she would want to refuse...
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