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Mr. Collin's Proposal
Updated: 3/19/2020
Mr. Collin's Proposal
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  • "Almost as soon as I entered the house I singled you out as the companion of my future life,"
  • "On that head, therefore, I shall uniformly silent; and you may assure yourself that no ungenerous reproach shall ever pass my lips when we are married,"
  • " 'You are too hasty, Sir... You forget I have made no answer... I am very sensible of the honour of your proposals, but it is impossible for me to do otherwise than decline them,' "
  • When Mr.Collins begins to propose to Elizabeth he tells her that she was the first of the girls to get his attention even though it was actually Jane.
  • "...it is usual with young ladies to reject the adresses of the man whom they secretly mean to accept... I am therfeore by no means discouraged by what you have just said, and shall hope to lead you to the altar ere long,"
  • "I do assure you that I am not one of those young ladies... who are so daring as to risk their happiness on the chance of being asked a second time. I am perfectly serious in my refusal.- You could not make me happy, and I am convinced I am the last woman in the world who could make you so,"
  • Lizzy politely declines Mr.Collins' proposal. She said she is honored by it but she cannot accept.
  • "... you should take into farther consideration that in spite of your manifold attractions, it is by no means certain that another offer of marriage may ever be made to you,"
  • "I thank you again and again for the honour you have done me in your proposals, but to accept them is abolutley impossible. My feelings in every aspect forbid it
  • Mr.Collins shows persistence by believing that if he continues asking Lizzy to marry him she will eventually say yes.
  • Lizzy shows her annoyance with Mr.Collins by saying when she says no she means no and isn't rejecting his proposal just to play hard to get.
  • Mr.Collins tries to manipulate Lizzy into marrying him by telling her this may be the first and last time she will ever be proposed to.
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