Posted by Cassia on November 30, 1997 at 15:43:56:
In response to His Perspective, written by lise on November 30, 1997 at 07:12:58
] ] You are also right, too. Very much so. I just stumbled on the observation that the circumstantial evidence can be viewed that she encouraged him the whole time;
] I can imagine that Darcy went over everything she said to him to find out what she thought of him, wanting very much to interpret this favourably because he loved her. And as you say, you can indeed interpret her actions as encouragement. Maybe he saw more than there was, just because he wanted to. Then he can't hold it much longer and proposes and it turns out he didn't see things correctly at all.
] Or maybe he didn't think she liked him at all and just proposed anyway. But we all we can do is speculate...
I think I must agree with Rachel's pov. As someone who didnot like Mr Darcy for at least the first three times I read the novel, I believe him to have wanted Elizabeth's high regard and to have misinterpretted all of her pretty abuse for flirtation. He does know what a good catch he is but he wants to be more than a good catch to the woman he marries or he would have married Caroline Bingley long ago. I also agree that he blundered into the first proposal, he simply could no longer hold his tongue and it got him in deep troubles as he didn't think before he spoke.
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