Chapter 35 - Darcy's Letter!

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Chapter 35 - Darcy's Letter!
  1. Key Characters
    1. Jane Bennet
      1. Shy, quiet, polite, reserved
        1. "The serenity of your sister's countenance and air was such as might have given the most acute observer a conviction that, however amiable her temper, her heart was not likely to be easily touched."
          1. Her look and manners were open, cheerful, and engaging as ever, but without any symptom of peculiar regard, and I remained convinced from the evening as ever, but without any symptom of peculiar regard, and I remained convinced from the evening's scrutiny, that though she received his attentions with pleasure, she did not invite them by any participation of sentiment.
            1. However, too reserved so that many people believed she did not encourage Bingley enough
          2. Mr Darcy
            1. Previously
              1. Seemed to be rude, arrogant etc.
              2. Afterwards
                1. Generous, kind, caring
                  1. "His revenge would have been complete indeed."
                    1. "Unable to support the idea of grieving and offending a brother whom she almost looked up to as a father.."
                      1. "I write without any intention of paining you, or humbling myself,"
                    2. Elizabeth Bennet
                      1. Receives letter
                        1. Realises her mistakes
                          1. Blinded by prejudice
                            1. Understands everything
                              1. Feels foolish
                                1. "Elizabeth grew absolutely ashamed of herself. Of neither Darcy nor Wickham could she think without feeling that she had been blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd.
                            2. Hated Darcy
                              1. Had rejected his proposal the previous day
                                1. They had a massive argument, accusing each other of terrible things, without conclusive proof.
                            3. Mr Wickham
                              1. Previously
                                1. Kind, generous and had been cruelly treated by Darcy
                                2. Afterwards
                                  1. Greedy, untrustworthy, dishonest
                                3. Georgiana Darcy
                                  1. Kind, innocent, Naïve
                                    1. "Affectionate heart"
                                4. Summary
                                  1. Darcy gives Elizabeth a letter, following his proposal rejection
                                    1. Reveals interesting information about Mr Wickham
                                      1. Wickham has LIED
                                        1. Elder Mr Darcy passed away
                                          1. Left Wickham £1000 to become a clergyman
                                            1. Wanted to study law instead
                                              1. Made a deal with Darcy
                                                1. Darcy gives him £3000 to study law
                                                  1. Spends it all on gambling
                                                    1. Money runs out, asks Darcy for more
                                                      1. Darcy refuses
                                                        1. "His circumstances, he assured me, and I had no difficulty in believing it, were exceedingly bad.
                                                        2. Bad reputation
                                                          1. "His life was a life of idleness and dissipation"
                                                          2. Doesn't study law
                                                    2. Kind, generous, admired by his son
                                                      1. "My excellent father."
                                                  2. Wickham tried to elope with Darcy's 15 year old sister, Georgina.
                                                    1. After Darcy refuses to give him more money, he worms his way into the heart of Georgina, with the help of Mrs. Younge
                                                      1. Hopes to obtain her fortune
                                                        1. Sneaky Horror!
                                                          1. Darcy finds out, and stops it
                                                            1. Sends Wickham away
                                                              1. Keeps it a secret
                                                                1. Protects his sisters reputation
                                                              2. "Mr. Wickham's chief object was unquestionably my sister's fortune."
                                                              3. "She was persuaded to believe herself in love"
                                                                1. "I cannot help supposing that the hope of revenging himself on me, was a strong inducement"
                                                            2. Acknowledges that he was mistaken that Jane did NOT love Mr Bingley
                                                              1. He regrets not telling Bingley that Jane was in London
                                                                1. Disapproves of Bennets
                                                                  1. Lack of wealth
                                                                    1. Outrageous behaviour
                                                                      1. Mistook her reserve as lack of love
                                                                        1. Lack of Propriety
                                                                        2. Defends his actions in that Jane's attachment to Bingley was not yet strong enough to lead to heartbreak.
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