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Written by Marie C
(5/27/2007 10:57 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A simple question, penned by John S2
... and this is what makes the beauty of it. JA uncovers in each two intertwined levels of consciousness. Darcy obviously suffers from some kind of pride although it is not, as Elizabeth will discover in the Letter, of the worst sort. But as Elizabeth accuses Darcy of being proud, yet her own pride was hurt from the start by his haughty neglect on their first meeting. On the other hand, she might appear the more prejudiced of the two, and leaves her "first impressions" of Darcy and Wickham run their course, unchecked. Until it is revealed in the Letter that they are groundless. But Darcy also harbours strong social prejudice, still vivid in the Letter, which will only gradually give way under the influence of his deeper feelings for Elizabeth.
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