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Each act is the expression of a force that tends to repeat itself. The greater the intensity of the force and more the time it repeats, the greater is its capacity for further repetition. The quality and intensity of the force is expressed in each subsequent repetition of the act. The very fact that the seeds of four marriages are being sown at the same time is an act of repetition.

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When Mrs. Bennet first asks Mr. Bennet to call on Bingley, Bennet protests and apparently refuses, but the next day he goes in deference to her request. When Bingley becomes interested in Jane, his sisters and Darcy protest, though ultimately they all accept Jane as his wife. Bennet’s initial protest is mirrored by their own. The vibration of protest continues and ripples through the story. His initial reaction is a portent of the reactions that come later.

Bingley brings Darcy to Herefordshire and is the first to call Darcy’s attention to Eliza, where he suggests Darcy asking her to dance at the Meryton ball. Later it is Bingley who brings Darcy back to Herefordshire and then to Longbourn and during that time Darcy proposes to Eliza.

Darcy’s initial refusal to dance with Eliza at the Meryton ball repeats as Eliza’s initial refusal to dance with Darcy when he asks her during her stay at Netherfield ball. Darcy first reacts to Bingley’s suggestion and then reverses his reaction by asking Eliza to dance at Netherfield. At this point, Eliza is still reacting to Darcy’s initial behavior — first by refusing his dance offer, later by refusing his marriage proposal! Life has to wait until she too plays out the reaction and its reversal. Both respond negatively to the first approach of greater opportunity, so life or karma has to take its course.

Eliza teases Darcy during their dance at Netherfield ball. The rest of the evening she is ‘teased’ by Collins who clings to her [1] and the teasing repeats.

Collins takes for granted that Eliza will accept his marriage proposal just as Darcy does when he proposes to her later. The false presumption repeats.

Darcy and Eliza meet by surprise at Hunsford and then meet again by surprise at Pemberley. They are brought together repeatedly by the initiative of life, rather than by their own initiative. The chance encounter repeats.

Darcy’s problem of elopement (Wickham’s elopement with Georgiana) comes to Eliza (Wickham’s elopement with Lydia). Darcy arrives at the inn in Lambton at the same moment as the letter from Jane, so Eliza feels compelled to confide in him and he has the opportunity to solve a problem for her family that originated in his family. Both Elopement and confiding are repeated.

Wickham’s elopement with Lydia is a continuation and fulfillment of the movement of his failed attempt to elope with Georgiana. In the first case, Darcy arrived by chance two days early. In this case, Darcy arrives to convert it into a marriage.

The quarrel of Collin's father with Bennet’s father repeats in Eliza’s ‘quarrel’ with Collins when she refuses his proposal and he abruptly departs from Longbourn. The quarrel repeats.

Collins returns to Longbourn for the second time after proposing to Charlotte, rather than staying with Lucases. He later has to receive Eliza at the parsonage where Darcy proposes to Eliza.

Collins feels abused by Eliza’s refusal of his marriage proposal. By informing Lady Catherine of Darcy’s proposed engagement to Eliza, Collins becomes an instrument for Lady Catherine’s visit and abuses Eliza about Darcy’s marriage proposal. Eliza meant no ill will by refusing Collins. As a result, Collins gets a better match in Charlotte. Eliza feels no harm from Lady Catherine’s abuse. It brings Darcy to propose and the abuse leading to positive results repeats.

Impossible! – Eliza’s response to Charlotte’s engagement repeats as Jane’s response to Eliza’s engagement.

On the return trip of Eliza, Jane and Maria from London to Herefordshire, Lydia wants to treat her sisters with lunch but makes them pay. They will continue to pay for the rest of their life.


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