Opposites and Equals
Posted by Jen K on September 03, 1997 at 16:36:17:
In response to Re: Lizzy Bennet, written by Cassia on September 03, 1997 at 11:49:53
] ] Unfortunately, as our lovely JA seems to believe in pairing cynical men only with silly wives
] ] Lizzy Bennet has a harshish edge...and she got Mr. Darcy after all. He's not really CYNICAL, but he is grudging in his praise and generally serious in mood. Just like the notable cynics, he's got a crusty shell.
] Hmmm, elizabeth and JK might have fun always trying to top one anothers wit.
Ah, a very interesting pairing. It leads me to ponder opposites and equals. When I encounter a couple comprised of a somewhat cynical and somewhat silly set of people, I think, "hmm. She lifts him up; he settles her down" or something like that. Sometimes I meet with a couple that seems to match perfectly in temperament. Is it all a search for the result of moderation? But I shouldn't delve too deeply into this at present.
Elizabeth and Darcy are more equal than not. Lizzy and JK might, perhaps, end up being as cynically superior (if not as crass, petty or simple) as the Eltons. They would keep each other down. Much the same as if a pairing between Mr. Weston and Mrs. Palmer were to occur! They could travel with the Wickhams. Keep Miss Bates as a governess! Head the ministry of silly walks...ahem. Excuse me.
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