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|I think Mr Collins offered on the rebound
Written by Tracy W
(5/17/2007 7:37 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Does offering himself to Charlotte make Mr. C..., penned by Adrian
He was anxious to avoid the notice of his cousins, from a conviction that if they saw him depart, they could not fail to conjecture his design, and he was not willing to have the attempt known till its success could be known likewise; for though feeling almost secure, and with reason, for Charlotte had been tolerably encouraging, he was comparatively diffident since the adventure of Wednesday.
We know that Mr Collins only planned to marry one of the Bennet daughters if they were as beautiful and amiable as they were reported, and we also know that Charlotte is not beautiful, however amiable she may be. For this reason, and the lines I quoted above, I think Mr Collins offered for Charlotte as a result of his pride being hurt by Elizabeth's rejection.
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