Yes, he has convictions (maybe).....
Posted by Bob S. on November 23, 1997 at 10:56:37:
In response to conviction, the existance of, written by Ann2 on November 22, 1997 at 11:17:30
] 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!
I agree with you Ann2, but it seem to me that in that whole conversation Darcy is critizing relationships where one of the partys involved allows the other to indiscriminately control him (or her) and then at the end he condems the other party for controlling the first. (I certainly hope that sentence makes sense!) In essence, Darcy is condeming the very type of relationship that he and Bingley have. To me, that shows an inconsistancy in Darcy's character. (Especially so when you consider that he belives that he has no faults of understanding.)
A related question is: why did JA include this conversation? Was is it to show that to Darcy friendship really carried more weight than he was willing to admit? Or maybe it was to show that Darcy does, indeed, have more faults than he thinks (like not practicing what he preaches)?
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