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|JA's understanding of human nature
Written by Line
(2/18/2004 6:29 p.m.)
One of the things I especially appreciate about JA's novels is her subtle understanding of human nature, and I thought I'd list a few more examples from chapters 53 and 54, that hold just as true today as they did 200 years ago, IMO.
When Darcy came to Netherfield: [Elizabeth] was in no humour for conversation with any one but himself; and to him she had hardly courage to speak.
I especially like this one: Jane was anxious that no difference should be perceived in her at all, and was really persuaded that she talked as much as ever. But her mind was so busily engaged that she did not always know when she was silent.
And in ch.54: As soon as they were gone Elizabeth walked out to recover her spirits; or, in other words, to dwell without interruption on those subjects that must deaden them more.
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