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Volume 2, Chapter 17 Notes from Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice Volume 2, Chapter 17

Elizabeth tells Jane about Darcy's proposal and about Wickham's connection to Darcy, but she doesn't mention anything about Bingley. Jane is shocked at all that Elizabeth has to say, and she feels sorry for Darcy because Elizabeth must have disappointed him when she refused him. Elizabeth feels better after talking to Jane, but she is still worried about Jane's heartache over Bingley. Mrs. Bennet says, "Well, my comfort is, I am sure Jane will die of a broken heart, and then he will be sorry for what he has done." Volume 2, Chapter 17, pg. 156 Elizabeth decides not to expose Wickham's character to her family or the people of Meryton because the soldiers will be gone in two weeks anyway and she'd have to use some of the information that Darcy gave in confidence to prove Wickham's vileness.

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