Nicely done, Fitzwilliam Darcy. A classy proposal, on all counts. You ticked off all the boxes here: insulted the lady, insulted her family, insulted her way of life--and you snuck in a few words of undying love. Well done. How on Earth could any lady resist? Let's review: You started off pretty well--shocked the lady… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice: Really, Darcy? REALLY?
Dear reader, you recognize that line, don't you? I haven't posted any Today in P&P lately...shame on me. I intend to remedy that, however. On November 27, Mr. Collins proposed to Lizzy. Prior to that, on the 20th, we were first introduced to Wickham. Oh, and Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy danced. As you can see,… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice-You Must Make Lizzy Marry Mr. Collins!
In all fairness, the title should read, "This Week in Pride and Prejudice," because starting on the 12th, all Hell seems to break loose in the Bennet household, Jane is invited to Netherfield. And, by a clever (and mildly insane) plan of Mrs. Bennet's, nearly dies. Oh, wait:This covers about the 12th through the 14th, at… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice-A Slough of Events
It is assumed that these words were spoken by Darcy around October 15th, the day of the Meryton Assembly. I'll just put it out there-Darcy has next to no social skills. But is that an excuse for saying, "She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me," within earshot of said tolerable, but not handsome… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice-Tolerable, But Not Handsome Enough to Tempt Me
It's been about three weeks since my last post, probably meaning that Mr. Bennet's call on Mr. Bingley has come and gone. I've always wondered what this would have looked like; after all, Mr. Bennet is a bit of a recluse--one might wonder why Mrs. Bennet married him. Bingley is cheerful, outgoing, and "constitutionally unable to… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice-Welcoming Bingley
This is a who-knows-how-many part series where I go over Pride and Prejudice, writing about its plot points as close as I can to the date they would have happened on. This is the first post, starting on Page 1. Who here remembers Mrs. Bennet telling Mr. Bennet about Mr. Bingley? “My dear Mr. Bennet […]… Continue reading Today in Pride and Prejudice-Have you heard the news?