Thursday, February 9, 2012
Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. ( Review not created.)
(I've read this few years back so I'm sorry that my memory is kind of faulty.) Elizabeth Bennet has four sisters and no brothers. The sisters aren't married at all, and their parents desire to play a matchmaker to the girls. One day Elizabeth and Jane go to a ball where they meet two men; Mr. Darcy for Elizabeth and Mr. Bingley for Jane.
At first sight of Elizabeth, at the ball, Mr. Darcy makes disparaging remarks towards Elizabeth, which causes her to judge him extremely harshly.However, later on, Mr. Darcy falls in love with Elizabeth and begins to pursue her.
During that time, the officers move in, in particular Wickham who falls in love with Elizabeth, and also a priest visits in hopes of marrying Elizabeth just for convenience, but Elizabeth rejects him and he marries Elizabeth's friend. Lydia, the third or forth youngest Bennet sister, ends up eloping with Wickham and scandalizing the whole family with her conduct. Wickham ends up being a poor soldier and whatnot. Also, Mr. Darcy ends up helping Elizabeth's family out and eventually the two lovers get together.
Its a complex book that's not only focused on Elizabeth and Jane getting married, but also focuses on life in Regency England such as different reasons for marriages (love, convenience, forceful,) I do think you need to re-read it to fully understand it though.
Romeo and Juliet qualities:
I honestly think its a new type of Romeo and Juliet; you have lovers who dislike each other at first, but then get together, and fall in love.