Slightly different opinion
Written by Jesi
(5/1/2007 10:33 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Why is Mr. Darcy mortified?, penned by Marilynn
I have a slightly different take on this than others in the thread. I agree that the "mortification" is due to his having been wrong in his first opinion, but I think that the use of the word "mortifying" is a slight satire. It seems to me to be too strong a word for the situation, and I think that it's JA's way of slightly poking fun at Darcy for his high opinion of his own judgement.
And, I don't necessarily think Darcy feels mortified that he spoke wrongly of Elizabeth to others, as much as he is mortified at being wrong, period.