Recognizing her contradictions
Written by Marie C
(5/27/2007 4:50 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Elizabeth's contradictions.., penned by Emmy
...is only possible for Elizabeth when her eyes have been opened by Darcy's Letter. Ch 36:
"How differently did every thing now appear in which he [Wickham]was concerned! His attentions to Miss King were now the consequence of views solely and hatefully mercenary [...]. His behaviour to herself could now have had no tolerable motive; he had either been deceived with regard to her fortune, or had been gratifying his vanity by encouraging the prefefence which she believed she had most incautiously shewn".
This passage by Elizabeth from self-delusion to reality could be called, in to-day's terms, a growth experience. Which she is prompt to recognize : "Till this moment, I never knew myself."