Pride and Prejudice Apr 27, 2007 4:36:38 GMT -5
Post by Lu on Apr 27, 2007 4:36:38 GMT -5
If I'm not wrong, Mr. Darcy proposed to Elizabeth two days before they left Rosings and he gave her his letters the next morning, the day before they left.
sagedautumn said:Q17. I always wondered that as well!!! When i first read the book i thought that Colonel Fitzwilliam would be the man Lizzie fell in love with. Guess not! Although i think Colonel Fitz made Darcy act quicker than he originally was. He might have noticed their friendliness towards each other and thought of it as flirtation. Might've prompted him to act now because he proposed to her i believe the day he was to leave. I'm not sure but i think that's when it was. I read this a year ago. SORRY!
Glad to hear we had the same impression about Colonel Ftizwilliam! I felt as he know Mr. Darcy's feeling, I've thought a bit about that subject and I relized that he might has given me such impression because he seemed really close to Mr. Darcy, he was informed of Georgiana and Mr. Wickham, Mr. Darcy himself wrote about their familiarity in his letters to Lizzy:
For the truth of everything here related, I can appeal more particularly to the testimony of Colonel Fitzwilliam, who from our near relationship and constant intimacy, and still more as one of the executors of my father's will, has been anavoidably acquainted (...)
Another thing makes me think that Colonel Fitzwilliam knew what happend between his cousin and Lizzy:
(...)and that there may be the possibility of consulting him, I shall endeavour to find some opportunity of putting this letter in your hands in the course of the morning."
And, when Elizabeth returned from his waliking he knew that the two gentlemen from Rosings had each called during her absence; Mr. Darcy, only for a few minutes to take leave, but Colonel Fitzwilliam had been sitting with them at least an hour, hoping for her return, .
Was he informed of darcy's letter??
On the other hand he didn't know that the woman who Mr. Bingley was "saved" from, was Elizabeth's sister...but probably Mr. darcy wouldn't have said that.
Ok, I stop annoying with my supposition!