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Re: The Road Back - Chapters 52-54

Redson
February 09, 2015 07:56PM
Lots going on in these chapters and I like the directions you take. As a married woman, Elizabeth owes her first loyalty to her husband. What she says and does here is perfectly in keeping with where her loyalties should lie. Similarly, Darcy knows where his loyalty to be. Instead of choosing a poverty of values and bowing to his uncle, he choose the wealth of virtue and seeks the happiness of his sister and wife. In modern terms, we might put it this way. You cannot always choose your family but you can tell them where to get off. Perhaps the choices that Elizabeth and Darcy make here would not have been the most popular or frequent during the Regency period, but I am certainly cheering.

Oh, and very good news about Lydia. Adversity can be an excellent teacher, especially if there is some foundation of principle so that even a silly girl (or man) can recognized what is right when it hits her (or him) over the head. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet were not the best or most attentive of parents but they are also not evil people. I can believe they taught Lydia enough to recognize when she had been very wrong.

About Bingley--I for one thinks he is now showing resolve. He is willing to wait. Will there be a reward for him or will someone more noble snatch the prize?
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