But does she?
Posted by Mark on December 02, 1997 at 14:31:24:
In response to smart Charlotte, written by Kate on December 02, 1997 at 13:14:49
] Charlotte was smart enough to work out from pretty early on that Darcy was interested in Lizzy - it is because of Lizzy, according to Charlotte, that he comes to visit her so early in his stay at Rosings, then Charlotte declares "he must be in love with you" when he comes to visit Lizzy at the parsonage, and then she spends a lot of time watching him, trying to work out what he thinks of Lizzy.
] She had him picked much better than Lizzy did.
I'm not entirely sure if I fully agree with you on that. If you read further after each of your references, perfectly plausible explainations are given of his actions that require little admiration at all. I think all you can safely say is that she doesn't dismiss the possibility of his interest out of hand, which is precisely what Elizabeth is doing.
The first time anyone sees geniune admiration in Darcy's behaviour that I am aware, is at the Lambton Inn when he introduces Georgianna.
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