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Written by Kathi
(6/7/2007 12:24 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I think he is deep/complex and shy..., penned by Lila
We don't have Darcy's own explanation for his behavior yet, so we can't discuss that, but we do have the narrator's explanation. The narrator tells us that Darcy is haughty, not that he appeared haughty.
Darcy doesn't say he is shy at the piano at Rosings. He basically says he doesn't like small talk, and that he can't appear interested in other people's concerns. His cousin, who knows him well, says it is because he will not give himself the trouble, not because he is shy. Also, Darcy makes a series of rather transparent excuses. He hadn't been introduced to any lady at the Assembly? I mean, really.
Darcy does have his good points, even without changing, but if it had been you he was talking to, warmly stressing your inferiority and what a degredation it was to marry you, you might be a bit more in favor of his becoming less haughty. ;-)
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