“There is a bit of Darcy in everyone. I found it very sympathetic. I found it kind of heartbreaking at times really. Nobody is just arrogant and cold without reason. I kind of thought he was a young man who was still trying to work out who he was, is, who to be with, still grieving the loss of his parents.” - Matthew Macfadyen
My 12 year old self’s attempt at annotating Frankenstein and my 13 year old self trying to annotate Pride and Prejudice. There’s a lot of ‘favorite scene!’, ‘so romantic,’ ‘I love this,’ ‘FEELS’ type annotations. Even then, I was fangirling over characters.
This amuses me. Thank god for AP English and teaching me how to annotate properly.
Don’t you think he’s the handsomest man you’ve ever seen, girls?
Dearest, loveliest Elizabeth! What do I not owe you! You taught me a lesson, hard indeed at first, but most advantageous. By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
I’d be bitter too if I just rejected Fitzwilliam Call Me Maybe Because I Own Half of Derbyshire And Am Brooding Sex On Legs Darcy.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
How to be Awkward, brought to you by Pride and Prejudice (2005):
1. Accidentally let slip to the girl you like you can’t read.
2. Bow to a lady with a dirty hemline.
3. Be Mr. Collins.
4. Gawk at Jane.
5. Wave your glove around like a dag instead of proposing like a man.
6. Nearly get elbowed by Darcy.
7. Be Mr. Collins.
8. Try not to enjoy yourself staring at Lady Norrington’s testies.
9. Try to have eye sex with the man you rejected.
JUST REALIZED PENELOPE WILTON IS IN PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AS MRS. GARDINER.
HARRIET JONES IS EVERYWHERE.
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.