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Pride and Prejudice

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A paradox in Ch. 14

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Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections.

The paradox of the phrase "the delight of unpleasant recollects" serves to

A

mock Elizabeth's dreary mood.

B

contrast Elizabeth's joy in being with company to her fear of solitude.

C

highlight Elizabeth's fondness for nature.

D

glorify Elizabeth's relief in being alone to reflect.

E

confirm Elizabeth's confidence in her rejection of Darcy.