Elizabeths "power" over Darcy
Written by Michaela
(6/4/2007 2:02 a.m.)
For the first time I stumbled over this sentence in Ch. 44: "She respected, she esteemed, she was grateful to him, she felt a real interest in his welfare; and she only wanted to know how far it would be for the happiness of both that she should employ the power, which her fancy told her she still possessed, of bringing on the renewal of his addresses."
In Ch. 32 it says about Charlotte "for in her opinion it admitted not of a doubt that all her friend`s dislike would vanish, if she could suppose him to be in her power". There I felt, that Charlotte is misjudging Lizzy even worse than Lizzy her before - about why to marry. And I thought the "to be in her power"-thing pretty strong ... but there it is again in Ch. 44. Why had I always lived under the impression that Lizzy were sure that Darcy would never repeat his proposal? Here she "fancys" he would be ready to do exactly that right away ?