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|I must agree with you…
Written by Robbin
(4/29/2007 5:03 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, How Elizabeth took it, penned by Cheryl
They were in fact very fine ladies; not deficient in good-humour when they were pleased, nor in the power of being agreeable where they chose it, but proud and conceited. They were rather handsome, had been educated in one of the first private seminaries in town, had a fortune of twenty thousand pounds, were in the habit of spending more than they ought, and of associating with people of rank, and were therefore in every respect entitled to think well of themselves, and meanly of others. (Chapter 4)
You are right. (;D) Lizzy is hurt by Darcy’s distain which from her point of view must come out of the blue and no matter how ridiculous she thinks it, her ability to laugh at herself is what allows her to tell the story with great spirit. Caroline would act differently. She would not be pleased, just as Lizzy is not, but here is a crucial difference between them—Caroline’s pride and conceit, IMO would not allow her to get past the comments enough to laugh at it or herself. Great points Cheryl! ;D
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