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Written by Julianne E.
(1/21/2004 6:42 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I feel, penned by Ramya
]JA made it pretty clear by now, that Lizzy does not like Darcy at all. She is obviously proud of her abilities as a 'studier of character', and in her opinion, all circumstances that justify her dislike of Darcy, are proof of her own abilities.
Here we agree! To quote myself from an earlier post, "Her pride seems to make her stick to her original opinion of Darcy rather than admit that he may have some redeemable qualities." I think the difference in our opinions lies in how honest Elizabeth is being with herself. She is determined to dislike Darcy after her original opinion about him is formed, as she tells Charlotte at the Netherfield ball. Unlike some of the other characters, Elizabeth seems to be afraid of contradicting her original opinion, so she is eager to build on it.
By the way, I'm not trying to say that Darcy has any redeemable qualities at this point, only that Elizabeth is shutting out the chance of there being any. But I do think that she enjoys the intelligent conversations they have together.
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