Posted by Constanza on November 21, 1997 at 12:43:24:
In response to Re: "Do not you feel...", written by Laura Wallace on November 21, 1997 at 12:06:45
] Mr. Darcy is asking Elizabeth to dance with him. A Scottish reel is a type of country dance. He is suggesting that they take advantage of having a piano player (Miss Bingley) available who could play dance music for them. They could probably dance a reel to the "lively Scotch air" Miss Bingley was at that moment playing.
It seems extrange that Darcy would ask Elizabeth for a dance at a moment when nobody is dancing and would put him "in evidence" and moreover subject him to some extra "teasing" from Caroline Bingley.
I though that it was, perhaps, a theoretic questions, meaning something like: " this song is very lively, you are so fond of music, doesn't it make you want to dance, etc." without it being an actual invitation.
What do you think?
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