Isn't it bait?
Posted by AnneM on November 26, 1997 at 15:51:05:
In response to Alternately. . . ., written by Ken on November 25, 1997 at 15:48:12
As for the men, they are just doing what they are supposed to do. Gawk and dance and maybe tease back. Heck what's a guy to do???
Aren't they all trying to catch a husband? Going about it in different ways? One way, alluring (or flirting) in a demure way is accepted. Maybe Jane should have been more obvious, since she almost lost Bingley. But the other, out and out flirting was and still is "bad". But Miss Austen clearly rewards the "good" and punishes the "Bad".
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