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|...except that Darcy is not shy.
Written by Karen 2L
(4/30/2007 9:02 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I want to pick up on Marilynn's excellent observation..., penned by Arnie Perlstein
He's reserved, not shy. When Austen wants to call a fellow shy she does...as in Benwick whom she describes as shy but not reserved. In Austen's writing, shy does not mean reserved, and reserved does not equal shy. Darcy does not excuse his bad behavior. I fail to see why others are so eager to acquit him.
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