Posted by Joan, too on July 28, 1998 at 22:41:11:
In response to ..., written by Erin on July 28, 1998 at 21:56:17
] In my understanding of the statement, this fits Lizzy quite well. She thought she hated Darcy because it conformed with what she knew of him, she then assumed that because she thought so, it must be a reality. At that point I, as a reader, thought the same as well, but we are both deceiving ourselves, because when we were made aware of the process of understanding Darcy's character, we are no longer being deceived.
] Mylan/Kierkegaard: so the fact that Elizabeth thought she hated Darcy means she really hated him, but that she didn't really hate him because she was confusing thinking with being?
When I read this I thought that the "it" that I bolded above was referring to "what she thought of him" rather than "that she hated Darcy" - meaning that because she thought he was a jerk, the reality was that he really was a jerk.
Mylan, perhaps you would wish to clarify?
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