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|If you are hard on Darcy, you are also hard on Lizzy.
Written by Adrian
(6/23/2007 2:29 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Darcy has not changed in essentials, penned by Robbin
"Would you believe it, Lizzy, that when he went to town last November, he really loved me, and nothing but a persuasion of my being indifferent would have prevented his coming down again?"We know Jane can be firm when she thinks herself in the right and that Bingley's first loyalty will now be to her, so I am satisfied on that score, but I am amused that JA immediately mentions Lizzy's gratitude that Jane still does not know about Darcy's interference.
It is not unusual for Darcy to turn away and refuse to continue an unpleasant, pointless conversation.
"Yes, indeed," cried Mrs. Bennet, ... "I assure you there is quite as much of that going on in the country as in town."Perhaps Darcy sees no point in troubling Jane (or Lizzy) with the pain an apology would cause, especially since somehow Lizzy's concealment might also come out and cause coolness between the sisters. I cannot say I am entirely comfortable with this omission on Darcy's part; but perhaps JA did not feel it was necessary for her characters to be perfectly consistent so long as they were essentially good.
I must admit, however, that in several instances I start to wonder whether Darcy's abhorrence of "disguise of any sort" wavers later in the book, or whether it was only his illusion to begin with.
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