Wickham on Darcy and Lady C (1940 P&P0 spoiler)
Posted by Carolyn B on November 23, 1997 at 11:45:24:
I just noticed on reading chapter 16 that Wickham describes Darcy (& Georgiana) and Lady C. in much the same way to Elizabeth. (ie, everyone says they're good but really they're proud, arrogant, etc.) So if later Lizzy finds that he misled her about Darcy & Georgianna, what about Lady C? : ) Puts me in mind of the Olivier P&P where Lady C saves the day at the end!! ; )
Also why does Wickham make a point of noting that Darcy does do good things (charity, hospitality, etc.) even if he goes on to say that Darcy is only motivated by pride? Is W. trying to make himself look like a good-natured fellow who doesn't want to think ill of Darcy no matter how much he has been "wronged"? Or is he trying to counteract any praise of Darcy that Lizzy might hear from other quarters?
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