Posts tagged pride and prejudice

Posted 9 months ago

Reblogging this again because I can.

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Posted 1 year ago


Are You Kidding Me!

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Posted 2 years ago

If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.

Posted 2 years ago

Doctor Who + Jane Austen


Doctor Who + Jane Austen

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Posted 2 years ago

the return of socially inept darcy



Posted 2 years ago

Here are a few fictional characters that I identify with.

1. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice) - I wrote a whole post dedicated to why I identify with Darcy. The man’s me in a book.

2. Gandalf the Grey (Lord of the Rings) - Gandalf is the voice of wisdom and guidance in the Fellowship, but prefers to leave the actual leading to others such as Aragorn. He prefers to subtly guide from behind the scenes, rather than be in the limelight. However, he’s not afraid to step up to the plate if he’s needed, and do what needs to be done, facing impossible odds like going toe-to-toe with a Balrog. (I say Gandalf the Grey, only because I don’t think that have the age and experience required for Gandalf the White.)

3. Dexter (Dexter’s Laboratory) - Dexter’s just wants to be left alone to do his thing. He’s a genius, and a good kid, but everyone keeps messing with his shit, and it drives him nuts.

4. Rhaegar Targaryen (A Song of Ice and Fire) - Rhaegar is the brother of Danaerys Targaryen. He died during Robert Baratheon’s rebellion, killed by Robert himself, and so does not appear in the show at all (yet, anyway. I’m hoping that they decide to fill in some of the history of Westeros in the show, and feature Rhaegar at some point.)

Aside from Robert, who had a hatred of all Targaryens, whenever anyone spoke of Rhaegar, if was always with fondness and respect. He was well educated, loved to read, excelled at anything he put his mind to, and epitomized the qualities of a true and noble knight.

Posted 2 years ago
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Posted 2 years ago

I just finished reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, which, if you’ve been following my Tumblr, probably comes as no surprise.

First off, let me say thank you to the creators of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, without whom I probably would not have been inspired to read it and subsequently discover one of my new favorite pieces of literature.

My favorite character is without a doubt Mr. Darcy, as he and I are so similar in terms of personality. (After all, we’re both INTJs.) So many great lines of his, or about him, spoke directly to who I am as a person, that it was impossible not to identify with him:

  • “‘Had you behaved in a more gentleman-like manner.’ Those were your words. You know not, you can scarcely conceive, how they have tortured me.” - Darcy, to Elizabeth
  • "There is not one of his tenants or servants" [the people that truly know him] "but what will give him a good name. Some people call him proud; but I am sure I never saw any thing of it. To my fancy, it is only because he does not rattle away like other young men." - Darcy’s Housekeeper
  • "I certainly have not the talent which some people possess," said Darcy, "of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, nor appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done."
  • "My good opinion once lost is lost forever." - Darcy
  • "He has been accused of many faults at different times; but this is the true one. Nothing was to be done that he did not do himself.”

There were also a few quotes that I didn’t necessarily identify with as much, but found quite fascinating.

  • "I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow."
  • "Undoubtedly, there is a meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation.”
  • "There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome."

Elizabeth herself is probably my second favorite, since identifying so much with Darcy, I see in her a portrait of what I want. I think this line sums it up nicely:

She began now to comrehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes. It was a union that must have been to the advantage of both: by her ease and liveliness, his mind might have been softened, his manners improved; and from his judgement, information, and knowledge of the world, she must have received benefit of greater importance.

Lastly, outside of the protagonistic couple, Mr. Bennet is amazing. I love that guy.

I’m so glad I read it, and I’m eager to see what the rest of the LBD series has in store!