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Written by Tracy W
(5/30/2007 5:12 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I cannot understand so well Lizzy's turmoil ..., penned by Kris L
What's more, the events go beyond that. She's not only found out that Darcy loves her, but that he thinks her family is absolutely appalling. She found this out at the same time. She learnt Darcy separated Bingley and Jane, and Elizabeth knows that Jane has been suffering from this for weeks. Elizabeth lost her temper at Darcy's proposal, which is mentally upsetting and tiring in itself. Then, as Robbin says, Elizabeth also had to deal with discovering that the judgement she'd prided herself on was so faulty and had to deal with all the overthrow of her ideas.
The whole situation just builds on itself emotionally, each part adds a separate stress. It's like taking a bridge and loading weight after weight on it. Some weights may be lighter than others, but each adds stress and the cumulative total can cause the bridge to collapse.
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