Change of Meryton opinion ' about half the evening...'
Written by Mandy N
(4/29/2007 9:48 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Meryton Opinion, penned by BarbaraB
The Meryton people looked upon all the Netherfield party with admiration and excitm,ent. Darcy really didn't have to do much to retain their high opinion.
Instead, he 'declined being introduced to any other lady, and spent the rest of the evening walking about the room.' (ch. 3)
So, it took not a few minutes but half the whole evening for the Meryton people to change their opinion of Darcy.
If he wasn't exactly the 'proudest, most disagreeable man', I can understand the Meryton people being upset at his poor grace and manners.
I agree, Darcy apprently doesn't care what the Meryton people may think of him.