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|Agreed - look at the way she treats Jane
Written by Tracy W
(5/24/2007 10:34 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Elizabeth's behaviour, penned by Line
"You must decide for yourself," said Elizabeth; "and if, upon mature deliberation, you find that the misery of disobliging his two sisters is more than equivalent to the happiness of being his wife, I advise you by all means to refuse him."
"How can you talk so?" said Jane, faintly smiling. "You must know that though I should be exceedingly grieved at their disapprobation, I could not hesitate."
"I did not think you would: and that being the case, I cannot consider your situation with much compassion." (chpt 21).
Elizabeth is at times even light-hearted to her mother:
About the only person she isn't light and charming with is Mr Collins. And there she has the clear incentive to try to convince him that she's not interested in marrying him before he goes through the embarrassment of a proposal.
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