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|I thought Elizabeth was thinking about the future
Written by Tracy W
(5/31/2007 7:00 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, That makes her a truly liberated woman ...., penned by Kris L
And Darcy himself says:
Nothing in Darcy's letter has corrected that impression. Elizabeth certainly would have reason to be concerned for her future if she married a bad-tempered man. I never thought I would say this, but Elizabeth's views perhaps have in attitude something similar to Mr Collins' views on importance of temper to marriage:
The decision to marry someone or not is of course inherently a decision about the future. Elizabeth appears to worry about her future happiness, Mrs Bennet only about her future wealth - and of course, Mrs Bennet would not have to live with whoever Elizabeth married, so it's one thing for *her* to only worry about money, another for Elizabeth to do so.
I agree that Elizabeth is deeply shocked by the proposal:
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