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|Thank you, Tracy, I was going to quote that line myself.
Written by Silvia O
(5/3/2007 8:56 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Not trying to catch him?, penned by Tracy W
If it is not plainly said that people plot to "catch" Darcy, we are left to imagine it for ourselves. If Bingley is the object of such designs from such mothers as Mrs. Bennet, imagine how those mothers should view Darcy, who is as handsome as him, if not more, who is of "superior birth" and who has twice as much money as Bingley does.
And if we take for granted that such people resemble Mrs. Bennet a little bit, they do not bother to be very subtle about those things. Darcy, being very clever (Bingley was by no means deficient, but Darcy was clever), could easily have perceived all that plotting.
Line, I agree he did not really know the people present at the assembly, and yes, he was a unfair in some ways, but there are certainly some things he could observe about that society which may very well have repelled him.
As for dancing with Caroline, that is one thing he really couldn't help. She is his best friend's sister, an acquaintance he has been knowing for some time, and, if only for Bingley's sake, he can't really be rude to her.
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