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Pride and Prejudice - Volume 1: Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 1: Chapter 19 Summary

The following day Elizabeth's life is thrown into further upheaval by a proposal from Mr. Collins. It is formal and comic, as is to be expected from him. He lists in detail the reasons for their match being an advantageous one for all concerned. She stops him as he begins to be carried away with plans for their marital bliss. She thanks him for his proposal, but courteously declines. He retorts that he recognizes her refusal as the obvious next phase in their courtship, and believes that she is simply playing hard to get. She assures him she is not, but he is unable to grasp the fact that she is truly refusing him. She gives up in frustration, and goes to her father to apply to him for protection against Mr. Collins.

Volume 1: Chapter 19 Analysis

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