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|But he isn't really describing Elizabeth
Written by Chandra S
(1/12/2004 12:54 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Darcy's response, penned by V. Jones
But he isn't describing Lizzie. He agreed with everything Caroline had to say (where I got the impression she was *trying* to describe herself) and then added the reading requirement onto it.
Lizzie didn't draw or paint, nothing indicates that she was a student of languages, and I'm sure that her manner and bearing were not at all what Caroline meant by a "certain something." The only accomplishments that she claims are in music and singing and the standard needlework that all women of her time seem to do. So - she sings, plays, and reads. Darcy is not, I think, holding her up as his standard of "an accomplished woman" consciously or otherwise.
I do think the "improvement of her mind by extensive reading" was a dig at Caroline, though.
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