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|Lizzy not fawning over Darcy
Written by Geri-Lynn
(1/23/2004 11:23 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Darcy and Lizzy dancing, penned by Joanne Jenni
I always liked this scene because it shows a rather carefree Lizzy. She is not drooling over Darcy (which I am certain he is used to all the young ladies doing). She doesn't quite care for her dance partner, and wishes to pay him no particular attentions (beyond being civil and polite). I think she is easily distracted by the events going on around her in the ballroom, too - or would much rather be thinking of them than of Darcy.
Another thought is that perhaps Lizzy wanted Darcy to know that she was at the ball to enjoy herself (to live in the moment) not to secure a marriage partner - so, he was safe from her (at least), if not from the other ladies present who were vying for his attention. Rather than being offended, I think her behavior ingratiated her even more in Darcy's affections.
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