Did he though?
Posted by Mark on December 05, 1997 at 14:13:57:
In response to He has lost control but he went to the rectory on purpose to propose! nfm, written by Constanza on December 05, 1997 at 13:20:51
I am afraid I cannot fully agree with you there. I see him as expecting to see her at Rosings that night, just before he's leaving Kent. When she doesn't show and is told that she is not feeling well, he takes off into the night.
He arrives at the Rectory, rings the bell, and is brought into her presence. Now what do you do?!? Do I...Don't I...Leave...Stay...Sit...Stand...I can't do it...I must do it...I don't want to do it...I want her...She wants me...I can't...Why not...Why yes...How did I get here...Why am I here...How do I get out of here...Do I want to get out of here...What do I say...How do I say it...
So I really don't think he meant to propose, at least not on the surface level. If he was planning on it, I doubt he would have made such a mess of it.
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