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|Less agreeable to jilt
Written by B. Michelle
(1/27/2004 8:58 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A less agreeable man, penned by Jo Y
]In Chapter 24 when Mr Bennet is teasing Lizzie about being married and says "Let Wickham be your man. He is a pleasant fellow, and would jilt you creditably." Lizzie replies, "Thank you, Sir, but a less agreeable man would satisfy me. We must not all expect Jane's good fortune."
They are not talking about marriage partners, but jilters. Mr. Bennet jokes that Wickham would dump Lizzy as well as Bingley disapointed Jane. Lizzy jokes back that she doesn't need an aggreable man to jilt her. She was no doubt thinking: why waste a good man like Wickham on a jilt?
]Does she see through his charm as being somewhat superficial and there's not much depth there?
IMHO, no. She still sees Wickham as everything charming and pleasing. Her thoughts as she takes leave of him say so.
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