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    Question Question about/Pride and prejudice/

    Good afternoon,
    I have a question about Pride and prejudice:

    Why Elizabeth was disappointed when Miss Charlotte accepted Mr. Collins' proposal? and she said "no real confidence could ever subsist between them".(Elizabeth and Lucas )
    Eliza rejected Mr. Collins' proposal despite the fact that he attempted to persuade her to marry him but in vain,then he was hurt in his feeling; so why the Bennet's family were angry towards Lucas family?. It is normal that when Eliza refused to marry him, he will look for another eligible girl, so whether he marry Lucas or another woman, the estate will not be in their possession /the Bennet family/after the death of Mr.bennet
    It was something reasonable, because, it was perhaps for Lucas , the only opportunity ,that would secure her from need, and she has believed that she had no choice.
    I do not think that she was angry toward her because she taught that Lucas could not be happy, and married him for money ,in other words Lucas pay much importance to money.

    So,what do you think about this?
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    N.b: I read currently this novel


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    Default Re: Question about/Pride and prejudice/

    Is there a language related question in this post?

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    Default Re: Question about/Pride and prejudice/

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Is there a language related question in this post?
    Oh! excuse me, so, It is not the right forum,could you please move it to another forum ?
    Sorry

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    Default Re: Question about/Pride and prejudice/

    Could you please move this thread to general memeber discussion?
    Excuse me If I bother you.
    Regards

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    Default Re: Question about/Pride and prejudice/

    I've moved your thread.
    I love this book.

    Elizabeth was disappointed in Charlotte for settling for someone who was, frankly, a pompous jerk. Elizabeth would not accept him because she knew they would make each other happy; she is convinced her dear friend Charlotte will not be happy either.

    Elizabeth's family (specifically, her mother and the younger sisters) do know that Mr. Collins will inherit their estate, and whoever marries him will be the new mistress of their home. But they did not expect it to be someone they knew. Mrs. Bennett is easily able to convince herself of facts that are not true. (Remember how she tells everyone of Lydia's marriage later, and seems to actually believe it was as romantic and beneficial as she tells it.) To cover her own disappointment that Elizbeth will not inherit their own home, she convinces herself that Charlotte deliberately set about trying to snatch Mr. Collins (and their estate) from the Bennett family.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Question about/Pride and prejudice/

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I've moved your thread.
    I love this book.

    Elizabeth was disappointed in Charlotte for settling for someone who was, frankly, a pompous jerk. Elizabeth would not accept him because she knew they would make each other happy; she is convinced her dear friend Charlotte will not be happy either.

    Elizabeth's family (specifically, her mother and the younger sisters) do know that Mr. Collins will inherit their estate, and whoever marries him will be the new mistress of their home. But they did not expect it to be someone they knew. Mrs. Bennett is easily able to convince herself of facts that are not true. (Remember how she tells everyone of Lydia's marriage later, and seems to actually believe it was as romantic and beneficial as she tells it.) To cover her own disappointment that Elizbeth will not inherit their own home, she convinces herself that Charlotte deliberately set about trying to snatch Mr. Collins (and their estate) from the Bennett family.
    Thank you very much for moving the thread and for your help , you are very polite
    It will be very nice if we have a forum called literary discussion

    All the best
    Last edited by symaa; 13-May-2011 at 07:21.

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    Default Re: Question about/Pride and prejudice/

    Feel free to start threads to discuss any book or movie or play or painting that interests you.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Feel free to start threads to discuss any book or movie or play or painting that interests you.
    Thank you for your good intention
    Reagards

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    Default Re: Question about/Pride and prejudice/

    Hello,
    I hope that you had had a nice day.


    Mr.Darcy offered Lizzy a proposal to marry her, and revealed his strong feeling that he admired her for a long time, but Elizabeth refused him beacause she had judged him unfairly.

    So, my question is :

    Why Mr.Darcy dissembled his feeling for quite a long time? And when they had met either in Netherfield or in Hunsford or wherever, he did not talk to her so much, just greeting or looking at her, moreover he was extremely cautious and felt the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention.


    Is it because he was too proud or he had some real reasons or justifications ?
    Last edited by symaa; 05-Jun-2011 at 21:55.

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    Default Re: Question about/Pride and prejudice/

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    Thank you very much for moving the thread and for your help , you are very polite
    It will be very nice if we have a forum called literary discussion

    All the best
    We do- I have moved the thread there.

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