Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
|Lizzie's superior intelligence?
Written by Lucy Jean
(1/11/2004 12:44 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lizzy Not Mother's Favorite, penned by Annette J
First, is it established that Lizzie has superior intelligence? Her father says all his daughters are silly and ignorant and gives Lizzy credit only for being somewhat quicker than the others. But we will see how that quickness serves her in judging Mr. Darcy's and Mr. Wickham's characters.
At Netherfield, we see Lizzy choosing to read a book rather than play cards, but that was because she suspected them of playing high. I rather doubt back at home she did as much reading as Mary. I'd guess, though, that she'd have benefited from it better than Mary if she had.
Second, did Mrs. Bennet value superior intelligence enough, or think she herself was deficient in it enough, to feel threatened by one of her daughters, especially one who not nearly as handsome as Jane?
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.