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Darcy's Letter in "Pride and Prejudice"

Summary: In Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," Darcy's letter to Elizabeth, after she rejects his marriage proposal, and his actions in delivering the letter sets the tone for the novel's second half. The letter serves as a transition from focusing on Jane and Bingley's relationship to a probable relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth.
Darcy proposes to Elizabeth, is aggressively denied, and is left shocked. He claims he "was not then master enough of [himself] to know what could or ought not to be revealed" (197), and returns home to ponder the preceding events. He presumably stays awake all night trying how best to win back his love. After hours of thinking, Darcy decides to write her a letter which the reader knows he takes great pride and care in creating. The letter is quite long, as it entails six pages of typed writing in the novel, and so it must seem extremely lengthy when being viewed in free hand. Darcy completes the letter, and waits for Elizabeth in the park. She tries to avoid him, but he sees her, pleads with her to read the note, gives a "slight bow" (192), and walks away with all his hopes left...

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