Posted by Gabba on December 12, 1997 at 18:46:34:
In response to lizzy in love with darcy at pemberley?, written by sandy h on December 12, 1997 at 13:52:45
I think the visit to Pemberley is, for Elizabeth, the crucial turnaround point she'd been walking towards ever since reading his letter....it was a chance for her to see 'the other side of Darcy', the noble, generous, unassuming side that he didn't display at Netherfield. It was also a chance for her to see what other people think of him outside of the prejudiced circles she'd been walking in, and I think the comments made by the housekeeper about him and Wickham broadened her perspective of both gentlemen. Then, of course, the crowning moment when he invites her to meet Georgiana...I swear, when he said that I gasped so loudly that my mom came over to ask me if something had happened!! And I told her, "Mom!! Darcy invited Lizzy to meet his sister!!" She walked away, muttering something about how she should've known better...
But I think the changes on Elizabeth's heart had been going on ever since she read the letter...Pemberley was just the clincher, so to speak. And it is so great, to see the journey these two characters make towards each other!!
I love this novel!!
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