You knew it was going to happen, didn’t you? Back here, I mentioned that appearances could be deceiving, and now, the prediction comes true. Elizabeth receives a letter from Darcy, revealing the full extent of Wickham’s deviousness. Apparently he lies, schemes and seduces behind his pleasant mask. Although Elizabeth seems to believe Darcy, she has quite a hard time convincing Jane of his unpleasantness. (Good call here in the comment section, Christina!)
What a stroke was this for poor Jane! who would willingly have gone through the world without believing that so much wickedness existed in the whole race of mankind, as was here collected in one individual.
She even comments about the “expression of goodness in his countenance! such an openness and gentleness in his manner.” He really had her fooled.
Elizabeth has a turning point quote here when she says, speaking of Darcy and Wickham, “…one has got all the goodness and the other all the appearance of it.” Could it be she is now thinking more fondly of a certain “most disagreeable, horrid man, not at all worth pleasing?”