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|Total lack of regret
Written by Kathi
(2/1/2004 11:39 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Beginnings of regret?, penned by Mary Frances 2
] These are Lizzy's thoughts the day after the proposal, the day of her receipt of the letter. Do you think that these are the smallest beginnings of regret for her? I know that at this point, she does not love Mr. Darcy, but is she already beginning to think of what might have been? Or is she just having fun thinking of Lady's C's fury? I think I little of both, but that the seeds of regret for her refusal have been planted.
I think she is just, as is her habit, seeing the humor in the situation. After all, later in the same chapter, she concludes that "His attachment excited gratitude, his general character respect; but she could not approve him; nor could she for a moment repent her refusal, or feel the slightest inclination ever to see him again."
Lizzy did not regret refusing Darcy, and she did not have any desire to see him again. She may have amused herself imagining an alternative scenerio, but that was no indication that she was beginning to change her mind.
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