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Written by Deborah Julia
(1/13/2004 2:43 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Fascinating!, penned by Amber D.
My first reaction on viewing this scene was how typical it was of the Bingley sisters to serve a "showy" supper. It looked to me more like something that would be served by the Prince Regent's Set rather than a quite supper for three ladies.
My thoughts are that maybe the Bingley Sisters wanted to discomfort Jane by serving foods that were difficult to eat so they could show her how superior they were. Though how the Sisters would have tackled the lobsters in an elegant way I have no idea. Maybe they declined the lobsters?
Given the not-so-gentle intergation the Sisters gave Jane and the sight of so much seafood I'm not surprised Jane felt ill! Of course in the novel the menu is not described and Jane is ill with a cold and fever, not the food.
I don't know if any of the above was AD's intention but that's how I see it.
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