The same is true of Elizabeth
Posted by Constanza on November 21, 1997 at 20:17:41:
In response to Darcy on "Irresolution", written by Bob S. on November 21, 1997 at 19:48:49
] Darcy is saying that he does not approve of wishy-washy people and I can see him overlooking Bingley's lack of resolution out of friendship, but what bothers me is that Darcy uses this character trait more than once to manipulate Bingley. Darcy's comment also implies that that the persuader is also to be censured in this situation, but that didn't seem to bother him when he and Bingley were in London. For someone who has a reputation of standing (and judging others) by his convictions, he seems to me to be showing a significant inconsistancy here.
] Bob S.
Elizabeth also points out that one has to take into account who the degree of friendship between the one receiving the piece of advice and the one giving it, implying that where there is a close friendship, the advise needs not be supported by "reasons". However she gets mad at Bingley for accepting Darcy's advise without giving the matter a thought (I mean Jane's love for him)
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