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Pride and Prejudice - Volume 2: Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 2: Chapter 13 Summary

During her first reading of the letter, Elizabeth is inclined to disbelieve every word of it. However, after a second and third reading, after analyzing each sentence carefully, she begins to see, certainly in the latter half regarding Mr. Wickham, that there is the possibility of truth. After the fourth and fifth reading, she realizes that she has been "blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd." "How despicably have I acted," she cries out to herself. "I, who have prided myself on my discernment?-I, who have valued myself on my abilities? Who have often disdained the generous candour of my sister, and gratified my vanity in useless or blamable distrust…Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly."

Volume 2: Chapter 13 Analysis

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