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Written by Therese
(5/11/2013 6:57 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Until you got to the part about Darcy, penned by amytat
1) Jane and Elizabeth have been grown up by deficient parents, and as says Mr Darcy, it is an additional merit for them to be what they are
2) Elizabeth was particularly aggressive towards Mr Darcy, because she was so checking any attraction to the attractive man who had slighted her, it was at least at first, a normal defensive reaction as self-esteem is so important.
3) It happened in the Regency period, not in Mrs Mitford's Victorian era, admitted behaviours seem to be quite different - I must confess I prefer Regency ones.
4) Mr Darcy, who at first believes he is yielding to a guilty passion, reconciles later with his love, and understands she is the best possible wife for him; Mrs Mitford seems to be wiser than him? ;-)
5) Did she examine Elizabeth's behaviour after the Hunsford episode? Is it the one she despised?
What I find interesting in this comment, is that Mr Darcy's apparent haughtiness, which strikes us, did not shock a Mrs Mitford - and after all, he did not breach etiquette, only expected behaviour.
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