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|Observations from Chapter 9
Written by Hannah M
(1/11/2004 1:26 p.m.)
At the beginning of Chapter 9 Mrs.Bennet comes to visit her daughter at Netherfield, and two interesting conversations happen that were left out of P&P2, but seem to me to tell a lot about three characters -- Lizzy, Darcy, and Bingley.
The first one starts with Mrs.Bennet telling Mr.Bingely he will not want to leave Netherfield in a hurry, and he replies that he does everything in a hurry. I will not quote the whole passage as all of you have it at hand, but after Lizzy says that she understands Bingley perfectly, it follows with
"Lizzy," cried her mother, "remember where you are and so not run on in the wild manner that you are suffered to do at home."
Then follows the only piece of foreshadowing I have noticed in P&P, when Lizzy says
"But people themsleves alter so much,that there is something new to be oberserved in them forever."
This hints to me so much of what is to happen with both Darcy and Lizzy.
The second conversation is the one between Darcy and Lizzy on the subject of poetry. We see through out the first part of this book that they enjoy arguing, and actually have many conversations. One of my problems with P&P2, is that Darcy to fall in love with Lizzy without talking to her much. But in the book I see that they do interact a lot.
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