Posted by Kate on December 11, 1997 at 23:12:48:
In response to and a related question..., written by Bob S. on December 11, 1997 at 20:44:26
] My question is: did Lizzy really fall in love with Darcy at Pemberley? If Darcy had proposed again to her the morning he brought Georgiana to meet her; or the next day, when she and Mrs. Gardiner visited Pemberley; or even the next day, if he had shown up at the Lambton Inn and proposed before Jane's letters arrived; would she have accepted him?
] Your thoughts?
] Bob S.
I personally would say "no" to all of the above - I think Pemberley marks a turning point because she suddenly sees him in a new light - both in terms of his worth and taste and relationships with his household, family and tenants, but also in terms of his new behaviour. However, I think she needs to go away and process all of this before she can make the necessary switch in her own mind - mind you, if he had asked that morning in Lambton, I think she would have said that she would very much like to think about it for a while.... ;-)
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