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|Quote Chapter 6
Written by Carolyn
(5/3/2007 9:29 p.m.)
Darcy is most severe on us females.
Miss Bennet he acknowledged to be pretty, but she smiled too much. Chap. 4
"With great energy; but it is a subject [balls] which always makes a lady energetic."chapter 6.
The word is applied to many a woman who deserves it no otherwise than by netting a purse or covering a screen. But I am very far from agreeing with you in your estimation of ladies in general. I cannot boast of knowing more than half a dozen, in the whole range of my acquaintance, that are really accomplished." Ch. 8
"there is meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation. Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable." Ch 8
Now these remarks make Darcy seem a bit of a misogynist. However, I think these remarks can also be read as Darcy having an extemely dry wit.
So how do read these lines? (Either in context or as a stand alone quote.)
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