Posted by Carolyn B on November 20, 1997 at 18:42:04:
In response to re: Pretentious Mary, written by Mark on November 19, 1997 at 16:27:58
I do agree that he pounces on Mary, but I think the remarks about Kitty's coughing are really him picking on his wife for complaining about something Kitty can't control. In his own sarcastic way he is sympathizing with Kitty for being the victim of Mrs. Bennet's nerves, but of course the only other person in the room who would understand this is Lizzy.
Once the Nerves are put to rest, he tells Kitty that she can now cough as much as she choses!
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