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|I am afraid we are going to cross swords again!
Written by jeremy
(5/9/2007 8:46 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I do not think Lizzy is being unreasonable…, penned by Robbin
Actually, I think that had Lizzy been less blinkered she would have picked up the signs quite well.
He only once - at the assembly - says anything critical about her. (And I still maintain that he never knows she overheard that comment.)
At Netherfield he asks her dance with him when Caroline starts to play some dance music, and prior to that at Lucas lodge he is prepred to dance with her dispite his dislike of the pastime. Again at Netherfield, he offers to switch paths so she can accompany Caroline and Mrs Hurst and himself in the walk.
The exchange about Darcy and Elizabeth’s charters when Caroline and Elizabeth are taking a turn about the room is flirtation pure and simple – and recognized as such by Caroline.
In fact Caroline is jealous of Elizabeth because it is obvious to her that Darcy is falling for Elizabeth, and probably to everyone else except Elizabeth!
During her stay at Netherfield, Darcy reveals himself, to those who care to notice, that he has a sense of humor, is a loving and careful guardian of his sister and a respected friend. Elizabeth choose not to notice these things as a result of the prejudice she still maintains from her first meeting.
Because of this she is more that willing to accept, unchallenged whats more, the word of a good looking guy on the very first time they hold a conversation.
The novel is called Pride and Prejudice for a reason.
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