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|Yet Elizabeth is interested in others' characters
Written by Tracy W
(6/7/2007 12:27 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Evidence of Lizzy's feelings for Darcy..., penned by Lila
And we later have this judgment of Miss Bingley from Elizabeth:
The passage as for Mr. Hurst, by whom Elizabeth sat, he was an indolent man, who lived only to eat, drink, and play at cards; who, when he found her prefer a plain dish to a ragout, had nothing to say to her later on in the same chapter also implies some judgment by Elizabeth of Mr Hurst.
Elizabeth also at some stage clearly forms views on Mr Collins' character:My dear Jane, Mr. Collins is a conceited, pompous, narrow-minded, silly man: (chpt 24). I'm inclined to think that she forms that view at the same time Mr Bennet does, when listening to Mr Collins during the first day of his visit to Longbourne, but I don't have any textual evidence that specifies this.
Elizabeth clearly has more problems coming to a view on Darcy's character, but I think that is because Darcy is a more complicated person than any of these others I have mentioned, not because she was only curious about him.
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