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Written by Sansanee
(5/29/2007 10:13 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, General thoughts on the letter…, penned by Robbin
Darcy is still stung by Elizabeth's rejection - it's only the next day after all. Perhaps he's not yet ready to acknowledge the wrongs of separating Jane and Bingley, and the "ungentlemanlike manner" of his proposal, given that he felt justified in those cases for acting as he did. At least he does acknowledge that it was beneath him to conceal from Bingley the knowledge of Jane's being in London, even though he still thinks that he did no great wrong in convincing Bingley that Jane did not care for him.
He'll need time to reflect on his actions. In the present moment, he wants to explain and defend his actions regarding other people. While he can't explain the truth about Wickham to all of Hertfordshire, he can at least make Elizabeth aware of Wickham's true nature. That he is willing to share such a confidence with her, suggests that he cares a great deal what Elizabeth thinks of him. She may have rejected him, but he does not want her to think so very ill of him.
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