conviction, the existance of
Posted by Ann2 on November 22, 1997 at 11:17:30:
In response to Darcy on "Irresolution", written by Bob S. on November 21, 1997 at 19:48:49
] And later on in the same discussion there is a passage which has always bothered me. Elizabeth says to Darcy:
] "To yield readily - easily - to the persuasion of a friend is no merit with you."
] And he replies:
] "To yield without conviction is no compliment to the understanding of either."
] Darcy is saying that he does not approve of wishy-washy people ..... 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.
But Darcy is convinced that this match is not what Bingley needs, no connections to boast of, such impropriety in behaviour in almost the whole family, a n d he does not think Jane cares for him!! Probably his prejudice about every girl/mother chasing Bingley and himself for their wealth --period!! He is not (yet) familiar with the concept of love;-)!!
And Bingley is, unfortunately, convinced that Darcy's judgement is always superior to his own!
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