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|Why Elizabeth wasn't dancing
Written by Line
(5/25/2007 6:30 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Gentlemen’s choice, penned by Margaret S
I've always pictured Elizabeth as being the type who appealed more to men of discrimination, myself, ;-) but I don't see any evidence to suggest that she was in any way less than popular around home. I suspect that the reason Lydia and Kitty danced every dance is that they were always front and centre, dropping such broad hints that any gentleman nearby could hardly help doing as he was "told"! ;-) Think of the scene in P&P2 where Lydia comes up and grabs a soldier's hand while demanding that Mary play some dance music - I think the makers of P&P2 probably got that down accurately! As for falling for Wickham because he was the first man to pay attention to her, I really don't think so. Elizabeth has always struck me as the kind of young woman who could take care of herself pretty well in the world - not one to go all swoony over a few compliments or attentiveness...
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