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|Are not Charlotte’s cows pastured in the meadows?
Written by Robbin
(6/3/2007 3:23 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Focus on movement: The park gate, penned by Margaret S
The meadows may be unpleasant to walk through due to the cows and may not have as much beauty as the park or even the lane along side the park where she can look into it. Are you saying interest in the spring verdure is only an excuse for her “real” reason for choosing to walk along the park? Is your point that Lizzy walks along the park not because its beauties change daily but because she unconsciously wishes to meet up with Darcy? Are you saying if she had chosen the meadow, followed the turnpike or elsewhere to walk it would confirm her unconscious does not regret refusing Darcy and she really wishes to avoid him? If that be the case then are you saying her inability to keep away from the park and looking into the park where Darcy might be shows that she does already regret rejecting his proposal and really wants to meet up with him?
Are you saying Lizzy is unconsciously attracted to the man, who only the evening before, said it was a degradation to marry her, confirmed with joy he separated her sister from his friend, and did not defend her accusations of dishonorable treatment of Wickham? I have to disagree with the unconscious attraction theory.
Lizzy wanted to walk in the park because she woke up with the same horrible unpleasant feelings she went to bed with the night before. Lizzy does not enter the park where she fears Darcy might be; perhaps she looks into it just for pleasure as she has denied herself the pleasure of actually walking in the park in order to avoid him. I think her actions are more bristling in nature at feeling hampered in what she wants to do because of Darcy rather than an unconscious longing to be near him. I think rather than unconscious attraction Lizzy is “pulling at the bit” she has placed on herself because she is depriving herself of the pleasant walk (air and exercise) she desires because she feels it is prudent to avoid Darcy. This is more in keeping with her nature IMO than unconscious attraction to a man who feels she is beneath him, hurt her sister and her friend, and has no regard for her feelings as his warm recitation of his scruples illustrated during his proposal. ;D
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