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Written by Jeanine
(1/20/2004 1:53 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, fighting feelings, penned by Kathi
]What evidence do you have that Lizzy is fighting her feelings for Darcy or being dishonest with herself at this point in the book? She seems to me to be pretty comfortable with her feelings -- she doesn't like Darcy, and she considers that she has good reason not to like him.
Maybe fighting their feelings is the wrong word - maybe I should say ignoring an awareness they have of each other. I agree that Lizzy has decided to dislike Mr. Darcy. She goes to great lengths to build a huge dislike of him. A little overboard in fact - grabbing onto Wickums story and not using the common sense and intelligence that for the most part she normally has. Love and hate is sometimes referred as mirror feelings - whether you love someone or hate someone that emotion creates a tie. You have to spend thought and energy to cultivate it and keep it growing.
JA was so into subtle irony - she shows us that she does understand this instant awareness in Bingley and Jane - and offers them as a comparison to gauge the lengths that Darcy and Lizzy go in their own game going the opposite path.
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