History Funny / PrideAndPrejudice

3rd May '16 9:04:39 AM BobTanaka
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* When Mrs. Bennet is lamenting the entail for the umpteenth time, and predicting that she and the girls will be turned out of the house the moment Mr. Bennet is dead, Mr. Bennet offers her this (unappreciated) consolation:
-->'''Mr. Bennet:''' "Let us flatter ourselves that ''I'' may be the survivor."
3rd May '16 7:59:39 AM BobTanaka
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** In fact, he ''still'' doesn't get it until she actually ''[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere gets up and walks out of the room]].''
** After leaving, she thinks that, if Mr. Collins still doesn't get it, she'll apply to her father "whose behavior, at least, could not be mistaken for the affectation and coquetry of an elegant female."
12th Apr '16 1:12:52 PM GothicProphet
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* The book's best piece of [[LemonyNarrator Lemony Narration]] comes when Elizabeth runs into her least favorite person, Mr Darcy, during her walk through Rosings Park: "She felt all the perverseness of the mischance that should bring him where no one else was brought; and to prevent its ever happening again, took care to inform him at first, that it was a favourite haunt of hers. How it could occur a second time, therefore, was very odd!" Clueless thy name is Elizabeth.

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* The book's best piece of [[LemonyNarrator Lemony Narration]] comes when Elizabeth runs into her least favorite person, Mr Darcy, during her walk through Rosings Park: "She felt all the perverseness of the mischance that should bring him where no one else was brought; and to prevent its ever happening again, took care to inform him at first, that it was a favourite haunt of hers. How it could occur a second time, therefore, was very odd!" Clueless Cluelessness, thy name is Elizabeth.
12th Apr '16 1:10:13 PM GothicProphet
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** The above introduction is also hilarious because it blatantly disregards the convention of the time. Only the oldest daughter present would be called "Miss Bennett", and the others would be called "Miss (first name". The Bingleys' footman is sure to know that, so we can only assume not even the ''footman'' thinks much of the Bennetts.

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** The above introduction is also hilarious because it blatantly disregards the convention of the time. Only the oldest daughter present (presumably Mary, since Jane and Lizzie are already there) would be called "Miss Bennett", and the others would be called "Miss (first name".name)". The Bingleys' footman is sure to know that, so we can only assume not even the ''footman'' thinks much of the Bennetts.
12th Apr '16 1:08:47 PM GothicProphet
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** The above introduction is also hilarious because it blatantly disregards the convention of the time. Only the oldest daughter present would be called "Miss Bennett", and the others would be called "Miss (first name". The Bingleys' footman is sure to know that, so we can only assume not even the ''footman'' thinks much of the Bennetts.
27th Feb '16 11:42:39 AM fearlessnikki
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* Mary gets a good line in when Lizzie is telling Charlotte about Mr Collins.
--> "Even my piano stool belongs to Mr Collins."
* Lizzie gets a good barb in on Mrs Bennett when she's defending her plan to make Jane sick so she'll have to stay at Netherfield.
--> '''Mrs Bennett:''' "People don't die of colds."
--> '''Lizzie:''' "But she may well perish with the shame of having such a mother."
26th Feb '16 6:19:26 PM fearlessnikki
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* Mr Collins proposing to Lizzie. She knows what's coming and she tries to subtly beg her sisters to stay in the room. She even grabs onto Jane's hand to beg her to stay, but she leaves too - [[NotSoAboveItAll giggling the whole time]].
* When Mrs Bennett calls on the ill Jane with her three younger daughters, Caroline Bingley's reaction is made priceless by Kelly Reilly's delivery.
--> "Are we to receive ''every'' Bennett in the country!"
** Note that this is after the footman has announced "Mrs Bennett with Miss Bennett, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Miss Bennett and Miss Bennett]]."
* When the militia are in town, Lydia hopes to get an officer's attention by dropping her handkerchief - clearly hoping one of them will pick it up for her. Instead they just walk on it. And her mother and Kitty collapse into hysterical laughter.
* Miss Darcy gets one in that's also simply adorable. She asks whether Lizzie plays the piano.
--> '''Lizzie:''' Only when forced.
--> '''Georgiana:''' Well, brother, you must force her.
* During the ball at Netherfield, Lizzie has to have Mr Collins as a dance partner. She spends the whole dance talking to Jane about Wickham. And due to the nature of the dance, Jane can only give the news in parts. All this time Mr Collins is trying to talk to Lizzie, who is blatantly ignoring him to listen to what Jane has to say. Collins genuinely thinks this is her playing hard to get.
** Earlier at the ball, Lizzie and Jane are talking with Charlotte when Collins approaches - and they all hurriedly curtsy to him.
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27th Jan '16 8:11:14 PM Sahira
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* The very opening lines of the novel are quite funny and rather snarky, being a TakeThat towards the general population of England at the time.
-->"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.\\
However little known the feelings of views of such a man may be on his first entering the neighborhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some or one of their daughters."
23rd Dec '15 3:23:11 PM GothicProphet
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23rd Dec '15 3:22:56 PM GothicProphet
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* In a way, Colin Firth's performance during Darcy's first proposal is this. He just ''cannot'' get started!

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* In a way, Colin Firth's performance during Darcy's first proposal is this. He just ''cannot'' get started!started!
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