Exactly what I wanted to say!
Posted by MB on November 25, 1997 at 17:41:05:
In response to Second Proposal, written by Laura on November 25, 1997 at 16:08:19
] Oh dear, how to say this without muddling it up. I always took it that Darcy would overlook her rejection of him, because of her declaration to him. And of course, because of where she got her information. I don't think Darcy thought ill of her because she rejected him. Elizabeth rejected the person she thought he was and accepted the person he really was.
] At the Netherfield Ball scene when Darcy and Elizabeth part there is a part where it explains how his anger towards her turned to the appropriate person. I don't have the book in front of me so I can't quote. I don't think he was ever angry at her, just surprised.
Yes! And vice versa. As she says later, in reference to the letter :
"The feelings of the person who wrote and the person who received it are now so widely different from what they were then, that every unpleasant circumstance attending to it ought to be forgotten."
I would paraphrase it : "The person who proposed and the person who refused are now so different".
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