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|They would be doomed from the start, I think…
Written by Robbin
(5/16/2007 1:21 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mary and Mr. Collins, penned by Graciela
I think Mary and Mr. Collins would make a terrible marriage. They are both prideful and self-righteous in their opinions and love to moralize over the actions of others. I see this similarity of character as a disadvantage; IMO they are too much alike to get along well. They are conceited, ignorant and stubborn. These traits would most likely keep them at odds with each other constantly. Both Mary and Mr. Collins show off their stubbornness and feelings of superiority in Chapter 18. Mr. Collins refuses to believe Lizzy when she says Darcy would consider his addressing him without introduction as an impertinent freedom, rather than a compliment to his aunt and Darcy does react this way but Mr. Collins in his oblivious smugness does not even realize it. Mary would not understand Lizzy’s significant looks and silent entreaties not to exhibit showing that she has a totally different assessment of her accomplishments than others. IMO these instances show that both are very full of themselves and neither would take to being improved as Mary considers doing for Mr. Collins in Chapter 22. Mary’s plan of changing Mr. Collins into an agreeable companion is a bad one. If at least one partner thinks they need to change the other, IMO, the relationship will not be successful. :D
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