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Written by Rachel E
(1/21/2004 12:18 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, thoughts thusfar, penned by Karen Marija
>The attraction of Mr. Wickham has always puzzled me. I know he was very handsome and amiable, but speaks so freely and openly of his misfortunes; I would expect him to be more circumspect and reserved, especially around people he has only just met. I would think that someone who complains so much and cries, "poor me!" so often would not be considered a captivating >conversationalist.
>Also, I think it's likely that for all her joking, Lizzy was more upset at being snubbed by Darcy than she lets on. Not that she was interested in him at that point, but to be put down in that way has to hurt. So I do think that colors her views on >Darcy more than she may admit to herself.
I agree that Elizabeth was more hurt by Darcy's disdain than she perhaps knew. Also, don't forget the flattering feeling of being included in a secret not generally known! To be confided in by someone to whom she was attracted, about someone who had treated her badly, could have had the effect of making her feel special. He took full advantage of the situation-- vile man!
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