First, as a disclaimer: although I may claim that I love Jane Austin, I really am only familiar with two works: Pride and Prejudice (which I have seen and read) and Sense and Sensibility (which I have only seen).
Pride and Prejudice has caught my heart and mind for years. I know it is a cliche to say that every girl can relate to Elizabeth Bennet and wants a Darcy. However, I only find myself relating very little to Elizabeth…and I don’t want a Darcy. I’d much rather have a Bingley. But, here is my reasons why I love the characters:
Elizabeth: I admire her wit, her yearning of knowledge, her stubbornness, and her ideals. However, I feel I only relate to her in her love of reading, enjoying nature.
Jane: I admire her grace, her natural beauty and humility, her modesty. I feel that I am like her in her self-consciousness. I mean, it took me forever to admit that I loved, let alone liked, Justin.
Mary: Her need to do well and show it, her lack of talent in things she would like to share, her awkwardness in many social situations. I feel the same many times.
Lydia and Kitty: They are flirtatious and immature and feel they have a right to things…I would like to say that I don’t carry those traits, but I am sure there are those who would disagree…
Darcy: I really admire his intelligence (and his fortune…that’s always a plus), and I do admire how much he loves and protects his sister. However, I feel he is too proud, too cold, too judgmental. I wouldn’t really want a Darcy.
Bingley: Is just all-around adorable! I love him to death! Such a sweet-heart! He is honest and shows his feelings. He goes after what he wants. He can sometimes be a dork. I love dorks. I’m marrying one!
There have been many renditions of Pride and Prejudice. Here are my favorite three:
Mormon Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightley
Bride and Prejudice
Who wouldn’t enjoy this movie? Bollywood works with British Films works with Hollywood! So freaking awesome is so many ways! I also really like this specific Darcy–he seems more human than the others, more self-conscious. I also like the colors, and the SONGS! Oh the Songs! Here are my two favorites:
Quotes I Love
Elizabeth: Very well…although I wish you would not call em “my dear.”
Elizabeth: Because that is what my father always call my mother when he is cross about something.
Darcy: What endearments am I allowed?
Elizabeth: Well let me think…”Lizzy” for every day, “My Pearl” for Sundays, and…”Goddess Divine”…but only on very special occasions.
Darcy: And…what should I call you when I am cross? Mrs. Darcy…?
Elizabeth: No! No…You may only call me “Mrs. Darcy” when you are completely and perfectly and incandescently happy.
Darcy: Then, how are you this evening…Mrs. Darcy?