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|I agree. He gets really nasty there.
Written by Ramya
(5/10/2013 1:24 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mr. Collins's nastiness, penned by Srirup
I wonder how much was motivated by jealousy and wounded vanity. It probably satisfied his vanity that though Lizzy rejected him, he had escaped the notoriety surrounding Lydia's elopement (he actually says that in his letter after Lydia's elopement). Blowing up the Lydia scandal into an even bigger deal probably helped him feel more satisfied about Lizzy's rejection. That's why he keeps harping on Lydia's error even after she is married to W.
Additionally, him rushing off to tell Lady Catherine about the Lizzy/Darcy rumor may have been motivated by jealousy. Not sure there is much evidence to support that theory, but he must have known it would not go down well with her ladyship.
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