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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


mock Elizabeth's dreary mood.


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


highlight Elizabeth's fondness for nature.


glorify Elizabeth's relief in being alone to reflect.


confirm Elizabeth's confidence in her rejection of Darcy.

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