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|Apparent favoritism even when she does not feel it…
Written by Robbin
(5/23/2007 9:21 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lizzy and the Colonel, penned by Rose G
Sounds too much like unconscious attraction and I am not implying that either towards Col Fitzwilliam or towards Darcy. Wickham was Lizzy’s favorite in Hertfordshire and her intent towards him was to be pleasant and receptive; I think her intent towards Col Fitzwilliam in Kent is the same. On the other hand, the same cannot be said for her intent towards Darcy. JA does describe incidents where I think Darcy sees Lizzy’s behavior as flirting encouragement but she intends the exact opposite—one is in Chapter 10, as cited in my post. Lizzy intends to affront Darcy but instead bewitches him. Darcy misinterprets Lizzy’s resistance as playful flirting when in actuality she is completely rejecting him and saying she knows he only asks if she wishes to dance to disparage her taste. Lizzy’s manner, not her intent or her words convince him of the opposite of what she means. Lizzy’s manner is so pleasing, entertaining, spirited, and charming that it is easily misinterpreted as admiration—at least to Darcy. I was wondering if she had the same effect on the Colonel. ;D
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