She gets on Darcy's nerves too (IMO)
Posted by Ro on November 20, 1997 at 20:51:18:
In response to Miss Bingley gets on my nerves!!, written by Constanza on November 20, 1997 at 20:23:11
I think he enjoys a bit of Caroline knocking (all the more because she usually doesn't get it). I just noticed on a recent rereading that his adding the "improving her mind by extensive reading" to the definition (by Caroline) of an accomplished women comes only shortly after the part of the conversation where C tries to score points on Elizabeth about "having no pleasure in anything else (but reading)"
I don't think this was an accident - I reckon he enjoys making fun of her even though there is no-one else to share (except Elizabeth).
Actually it reminds me a bit of conversations between me, my husband, and his sister (also Caroline - and with some of the same characteristics)
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