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Written by Carolyn
(5/6/2007 6:22 p.m.)
Here Mrs Bennet is scolding Elizabeth for indulging in some teasing banter with Bingley. Appearantly, Elizabeth also does this at home with her father, and their exchanges fly over Mrs. Bennet head.
It is a shame that Mrs. Bennet (or a blessing for Bingley) does not get the undercurrent of the remarks between Bingley and Elizabeth, because, IMHO, they are talking about his interest in Jane.
At present, however, I consider myself as quite fixed here [because Jane is here]".
"That is exactly what I should have supposed of you [because Jane is here]", said Elizabeth.
"You begin to comprehend me [and my feelings], do you?" cried he, turning towards her.
"Oh! yes -- I understand you [and your feelings] perfectly."
"I wish I might take this for a compliment; but to be so easily seen through, I am afraid, is pitiful."
I also like how Bingley ignores Mrs. Bennet's scold but steers the conversation into more general and less personal terms. Here we can see an example of how In understanding ...Bingley was by no means deficient. CHAP. 4
"I did not know before," continued Bingley immediately, "that you were a studier of character. It must be an amusing study."
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