Is there not also considerable debate about Mary Bennet’s sexuality too? I thought I heard that somewhere.
Mary always struck me as asexual actually. Look at how she views marriage to Mr. Collins:
“Mary might have been prevailed on to accept him [Mr. Collins]. She rated his abilities much higher than any of the others; there was a solidity in his reflections which often struck her, and though by no means so clever as herself, she thought that if encouraged to read and improve himself by such an example as hers, he might become a very agreeable companion.”
Haha, she’s the best person she knows. She’s might be too arrogant to open herself up to a romantic relationship (not unlike Mr. Darcy). But maybe a Lizzy-type could teach her to laugh at herself. But what do you all think?
She hates balls.
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