History Characters / PrideAndPrejudice

4th May '16 8:40:58 AM BobTanaka
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Darcy is socially awkward, especially among strangers, somewhat oblivious to how his behavior is perceived by others, and doesn't seem very adept at using his facial expressions or body language (so that when he's gazing at Elizabeth, she thinks he's just bored).

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Darcy is socially awkward, especially among strangers, somewhat oblivious to how his behavior is perceived by others, and doesn't seem very adept at using his facial expressions or body language (so that when he's gazing at Elizabeth, Elizabeth in admiration, she thinks he's just bored).
4th May '16 8:39:37 AM BobTanaka
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Darcy is socially awkward, especially among strangers, somewhat oblivious to how his behavior is perceived by others, and doesn't seem very adept at using his facial expressions or body language (so that when he's gazing at Elizabeth, she thinks he's just bored).
27th Mar '16 11:05:27 AM Scabbard
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* DotingParent: He dotes on Elizabeth (and to a lesser extent, Jane) but ignores his three other daughters. It's not hard to see why, but it's also brought up that he could have helped them not ''be'' so silly if he hadn't given up on parenting them. (In the 2005 film, though, he is seen genuinely consoling Mary after she embarrasses herself at a ball)

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* DotingParent: He dotes on Elizabeth (and to a lesser extent, Jane) but ignores his three other daughters. It's not hard to see why, but it's also brought up that he could have helped them not ''be'' so silly if he hadn't given up on parenting them. (In the 2005 film, though, he is seen genuinely consoling Mary after she embarrasses herself at a ball)ball.)
18th Mar '16 7:06:29 PM DoctorNemesis
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* JerkassHasAPoint: She's not wrong to be concerned about the prospect of her daughters marrying well, and the unfortunate fates that may await them if they fail to do so. The problem is that she fails to go about securing the former in a particularly effective or tactful way, and ironically hindering her daughters' prospects rather than helping them. The fact that she's a rather socially uncouth woman and frequently gives off the impression of being just a tad more concerned about the effect all this will have on her doesn't help either. And to wrap it up, she at times seems less concerned about her daughters marrying ''well'' as much as them just marrying, as is witnessed in her silly fawning and giggling over the marriage of Lydia and Wickham after a point when it should be abundantly clear that, valid concerns about her single daughters aside, this particular marriage is something to be endured more than celebrated.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: She's not wrong to be concerned about the prospect of her daughters marrying well, and the unfortunate fates that may await them if they fail to do so. The problem is that she fails to go about securing the former in a particularly effective or tactful way, and ironically hindering her daughters' prospects rather than helping them. The fact that she's a rather socially uncouth woman and frequently gives off the impression of being just a tad more concerned about the effect all this will have on her doesn't help either. And to wrap it up, she at times seems less concerned about her daughters marrying ''well'' as much as them just marrying, as is witnessed in her silly fawning and giggling over the marriage of Lydia and Wickham long after a the point when it should be abundantly clear that, valid concerns about her single daughters aside, this particular marriage is something to be endured more than celebrated.
18th Mar '16 8:35:55 AM DoctorNemesis
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* JerkassHasAPoint: She's not wrong to be concerned about the prospect of her daughters marrying well, and the unfortunate fates that may await them if they fail to do so. The problem is that she fails to go about securing the former in a particularly effective or tactful way, and ironically hindering her daughters' prospects rather than helping them. The fact that she's a rather socially uncouth woman and frequently gives off the impression of being just a tad more concerned about the effect all this will have on her doesn't help either.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: She's not wrong to be concerned about the prospect of her daughters marrying well, and the unfortunate fates that may await them if they fail to do so. The problem is that she fails to go about securing the former in a particularly effective or tactful way, and ironically hindering her daughters' prospects rather than helping them. The fact that she's a rather socially uncouth woman and frequently gives off the impression of being just a tad more concerned about the effect all this will have on her doesn't help either. And to wrap it up, she at times seems less concerned about her daughters marrying ''well'' as much as them just marrying, as is witnessed in her silly fawning and giggling over the marriage of Lydia and Wickham after a point when it should be abundantly clear that, valid concerns about her single daughters aside, this particular marriage is something to be endured more than celebrated.
2nd Mar '16 5:34:41 PM Noraneko
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* DotingParent: He dotes on Elizabeth (and to a lesser extent, Jane) but ignores his three other daughters. It's not hard to see why, but it's also brought up that he could have helped them not ''be'' so silly if he hadn't given up on parenting them.

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* DotingParent: He dotes on Elizabeth (and to a lesser extent, Jane) but ignores his three other daughters. It's not hard to see why, but it's also brought up that he could have helped them not ''be'' so silly if he hadn't given up on parenting them. (In the 2005 film, though, he is seen genuinely consoling Mary after she embarrasses herself at a ball)
13th Jan '16 4:21:13 PM Ellen
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* NoSocialSkills: "I do not have the talent of conversing easily with people I have never met before."
12th Jan '16 11:44:54 AM Give1Take2
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* HeelRealization: While not a villainous example, after Elizabeth rejects Darcy's ([[{{Jerkass}} admittedly pompous]]) proposal, it takes a while for [[JerkassHasAPoint his (valid) points]] about her pride, unfair prejudice against him, and the depth of her [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents family's]] [[BrattyTeenageDaughter terrible conduct]] to sink in. When it does, it hits like a bolt of lightning, and she's deeply humbled afterwards.



* SelectiveObliviousness: While Elizabeth knew her parents and younger sisters behaved embarrassingly in public, she convinced herself it wasn't that bad and a prospective suitor's only objection could be their lack of fortune. When [[JerkassHasAPoint Darcy spells out]] her family's poor conduct[[note]]her mother's GoldDigger behavior, her father's ParentalNeglect in reigning in his {{Bratty Teenage Daughter}}s, etc[[/note]] as part of the reason he separated Jane and Bingley, she initially thinks he's full of it. When she reflects on it, she realizes he's ''right''--her family's poor social conduct in a society where etiquette and reputation is everything ''would'' look bad enough from the outside to drive away respectable suitors. She then becomes more conscientious about her family's conduct from then on.



* BrainlessBeauty: Was apparently this in her youth. Mr. Bennet married her for the "beauty" part, then learned the hard way that beauty fades with age, leaving the bookish and intelligent man with an ill-suited wife.



** Her single-minded obsession with finding her daughters a good match and her endless badgering of her husband on the subject (despite his [[TheGadfly apparent]] lack of interest) is established on the first page.
-->'''Mrs. Bennet:''' "My dear Mr. Bennet, have you heard that Netherfield is let at last? ... [''impatiently''] Do not you want to know who has taken it?"\\
'''Mr. Bennet:''' "''You'' wish to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it."\\
'''Narration:''' This was invitation enough.



* DomesticAbuse: Implied to be her future with Wickham in the 2005 adaptation.



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousnessSesquipedalianLoquaciousness: People would probably find him less of a bore if he used short, declarative sentences.
28th Dec '15 4:33:09 PM AdelePotter
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Part of the tipping point for Elizabeth falling for him was his forcing Wickham to marry Lydia, thus saving Lydia (and by extension, the entire Bennet family)'s reputation. He never says a word about this to Elizabeth -- Lydia was the one to inform her that Darcy was involved at all -- i.e., he wasn't doing this just to get on Elizabeth's good side, he was doing this because he genuinely cared about her and wanted to help her.
14th Dec '15 11:58:37 AM roxana
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* HappilyMarried: Like Charlotte Lucas Mr. Collins is perfectly content with his marriage of convenience. The fact that his wife has arranged for them to spend little time in each others' company clearly agrees completely with his own ideas of the married state.
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