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|The harm of low connections
Written by Allison Jo
(2/2/2004 10:56 a.m.)
In Darcy's letter we read the following passage: My objections to the marriage were not merely those which I last night acknowledged to have required the utmost force of passion to put aside, in my own case; the want of connexion could not be so great an evil to my friend as to me.
He is saying here that he would be harmed more than Bingley by marrying a woman with such low connecttions as the Bennets have. Shouldn’t Darcy, as an established person in society have freer reign to choose a wife than Bingley, who has to be concerned about establishing a place in society? I think the low connections would have been more harmful to Bingley. Any thoughts?
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