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Elizabeth realizes the truth about Wickham (1)

ÐŽ§How differently did everything now appear in which he was concerned! His attentions to Miss King were now the consequence of views solely and hatefully mercenaryÐŽKЎЁ

„« At this point in the novel Elizabeth realizes how wrong she was about Wickam; her aunt was right about him all along. He was a person that was interested only in profits. Elizabeth came to this revelation when Darcy explained, in a letter, what events took place around his father death. His father asked him to make sure if Wickham became a clergyman that he would be taken care of. However, after DarcyÐŽ¦s father death, Wickam decided not to become a clergyman, but a lawyer and asked Darcy for some money, to pursue it. Darcy complied and soon found out it was all in vain because Wickham just wasted the money. In an effort to get more money from the Darcy family, he asked Darcy to give him the living he was promised, because he wanted to become a clergyman. Darcy denied it, which initiated WickhamÐŽ¦s attempts to marry Miss Darcy, for the sole purpose of marrying money. After reflecting on this part of the letter, Elizabeth eyes opened to see he was only interested in Miss King because of the 10, 000 pounds she inherited.

Elizabeth realizes why she should not have trusted Wickham (2)

ÐŽ§She perfectly remembered everything that had passed in conversation between Wickham and herself, in their first evening at Mr. Phillips's. Many of his expressions were still fresh in her memory. She was now struck with the impropriety of such communications to a stranger, and wondered why it had escaped her before. She saw the indelicacy of putting himself forward as he had done, and the inconsistency of his professions with his conduct.

„« At this point in the novel Elizabeth open her eyes to the fact that she really didnÐŽ¦t know anything about Wickham before the night he disclosed lies about Darcy, at the Phillips. Therefore, she wonders why she didnÐŽ¦t notice his indecency of speaking of such things to a person he didnÐŽ¦t even know.

Elizabeth realizes Darcy reason for interfering with her sisterÐŽ¦s relationship with Bingley. (3)

ÐŽ§How could she deny that credit to his assertions in one instance, which she had been obliged to give in the other? He declared himself to be totally unsuspicious of her sister's attachment; and she could not help remembering what Charlotte's opinion had always been. Neither could she deny the justice of his description of Jane. She felt that Jane's feelings, though fervent, were little displayed, and that there was a constant complacency in her air and manner not often united with great sensibility.ЎЁ

„« At first Elizabeth thought DarcyÐŽ¦s interference was mainly because he did not want his friend to marry a lower class than his. However, Elizabeth later realizes that Darcy was trying to save his friend from a heartbreak (which was something Darcy saw Bingley dealt with before) because Jane was not displaying her affection towards Bingley.

Elizabeth realizes the embarrassment of her family (4)

ÐŽ§When she came to that part of the letter in which her family were mentioned in terms of such mortifying, yet merited reproach, her sense of shame was severe. The justice of the charge struck her too forcibly for denial, and the circumstances to which he particularly alluded as having passed at the Netherfield ball, and as confirming all his first disapprobation, could not have made a stronger impression on his mind than on hers.ЎЁ

> The letter Darcy gave Elizabeth mentioned a little about her family. His words



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