Posted by kates on November 30, 1997 at 11:19:21:
In response to His Perspective, I Mean, written by Rachel on November 29, 1997 at 23:14:04
True. But I suspect that since one of the traits that they both share is an acknowlegement that they are intellectually superior to almost everyone they know (a view we - and Austen - also hold) he thinks she'd like him for that reason. After all, he is in blissful ignorance that his ungentleman-like behaviour has undercut any appreciation of both his understanding and his inherent goodness. Given that, I think you're right that he has cause to hope - after all there's nothing more dispiriting to a lover than indifference and she's certainly never indifferent to him.
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