History Literature / PrideAndPrejudice

20th Nov '17 11:09:29 AM erracht
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted. A family similarly situated to the Bennets in Spain or Italy would have sent some of the daughters into a convent. (Mary would probably have done well as a nun; she'd play the organ in the chapel, teach the little girls in the school, and been very busy and happy.)[[note]]The Church of England nowadays does, in fact, have nuns, complete with convents; but such religious orders were not in existence in England during the Regency era.[[/note]]
3rd Oct '17 12:57:17 PM RedScharlach
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In terms of modern adapations, there's always the ''Literature/BridgetJones'' franchise, which takes on this, and then Austen's ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'' for its sequel. More recently, ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'', a modernised adaptation (headed in part by [[Music/HankGreen Hank]] [[WebVideo/VlogBrothers Green]]), began airing on Website/YouTube in early 2012 in the form of a [[CharacterBlog video blog]]. In this version there are three Bennet sisters (Jane, Lizzie and Lydia) and Charlotte's role is greatly expanded. Oh, and there's ''VideoGame/MatchesAndMatrimony'', a DatingSim.

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In terms of modern adapations, adaptations, there's always the ''Literature/BridgetJones'' franchise, which takes on this, and then Austen's ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'' for its sequel. More recently, ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'', a modernised adaptation (headed in part by [[Music/HankGreen Hank]] [[WebVideo/VlogBrothers Green]]), began airing on Website/YouTube in early 2012 in the form of a [[CharacterBlog video blog]]. In this version there are three Bennet sisters (Jane, Lizzie and Lydia) and Charlotte's role is greatly expanded. Oh, and there's ''VideoGame/MatchesAndMatrimony'', a DatingSim.
15th Sep '17 5:23:15 AM Kitchen90
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* EsotericHappyEnding: How Elizabeth views Lydia and Wickham's marriage. Everyone else is celebrating because it means her reputation (and, by extension, the family's) is saved. Elizabeth's internal monologue points out that Wickham is no prize either as a husband or a brother-in-law, and that it's terrible circumstances indeed that make this seem like a "happy" ending. Indeed, in the WhereAreTheyNow sum up at the end, Wickham quickly loses whatever regard he had for his wife and vice versa, leaving them stuck in a loveless marriage they can't get out of.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: [[invoked]] How Elizabeth views Lydia and Wickham's marriage. Everyone else is celebrating because it means her reputation (and, by extension, the family's) is saved. Elizabeth's internal monologue points out that Wickham is no prize either as a husband or a brother-in-law, and that it's terrible circumstances indeed that make this seem like a "happy" ending. Indeed, in the WhereAreTheyNow sum up at the end, Wickham quickly loses whatever regard he had for his wife and vice versa, leaving them stuck in a loveless marriage they can't get out of.
15th Jul '17 7:38:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Possessing one of the best-known opening lines of all time, the story is a sharp, witty, insightful and tremendously funny romance, both mindful and mocking of sexual politics as they relate to social mores. Elizabeth Bennet is the second of the five daughters of Mr and Mrs Bennet, upper-middle-class gentry who live in Longbourn, a small estate in rural England at the time of the UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars. Her father is a cynical, snarky recluse, her mother is a fatuous, rather ill-bred airhead obsessed with her daughters' futures and her elder sister Jane is a sweet-natured beauty. Her younger sisters, by contrast, are uniformly "silly": pretentious, grumpy Mary; giggly, easily-led Kitty; and uncontrollable, foolish Lydia.

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Possessing one of the best-known opening lines of all time, the story is a sharp, witty, insightful and tremendously funny romance, both mindful and mocking of sexual politics as they relate to social mores. Elizabeth Bennet is the second of the five daughters of Mr and Mrs Bennet, upper-middle-class gentry who live in Longbourn, a small estate in rural England at the time of the UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars.UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars. Her father is a cynical, snarky recluse, her mother is a fatuous, rather ill-bred airhead obsessed with her daughters' futures and her elder sister Jane is a sweet-natured beauty. Her younger sisters, by contrast, are uniformly "silly": pretentious, grumpy Mary; giggly, easily-led Kitty; and uncontrollable, foolish Lydia.
15th Jul '17 7:37:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Possessing one of the best-known opening lines of all time, the story is a sharp, witty, insightful and tremendously funny romance, both mindful and mocking of sexual politics as they relate to social mores. Elizabeth Bennet is the second of the five daughters of Mr and Mrs Bennet, upper-middle-class gentry who live in Longbourn, a small estate in rural England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Her father is a cynical, snarky recluse, her mother is a fatuous, rather ill-bred airhead obsessed with her daughters' futures and her elder sister Jane is a sweet-natured beauty. Her younger sisters, by contrast, are uniformly "silly": pretentious, grumpy Mary; giggly, easily-led Kitty; and uncontrollable, foolish Lydia.

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Possessing one of the best-known opening lines of all time, the story is a sharp, witty, insightful and tremendously funny romance, both mindful and mocking of sexual politics as they relate to social mores. Elizabeth Bennet is the second of the five daughters of Mr and Mrs Bennet, upper-middle-class gentry who live in Longbourn, a small estate in rural England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars.UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars. Her father is a cynical, snarky recluse, her mother is a fatuous, rather ill-bred airhead obsessed with her daughters' futures and her elder sister Jane is a sweet-natured beauty. Her younger sisters, by contrast, are uniformly "silly": pretentious, grumpy Mary; giggly, easily-led Kitty; and uncontrollable, foolish Lydia.
7th Jun '17 8:13:55 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Elizabeth is horrified when her best friend Charlotte Lucas decides to marry the insufferable Mr. Collins in cold blood for the sake of a home and a secure future. Charlotte's choice is clearly shown as "[[OldMaid I'm 27]], I don't have any money, [[PlainJane and I'm not beautiful]], so I have to take who I can get". When we see her again after her marriage, however, she is coping very nicely with her spouse, having carefully arranged their lives so they spend as little time together as possible. Unlike the Bennets, the Collinses are quite happily content in their loveless marriage, mostly thanks to the fact that Charlotte knew exactly what she was getting into and Collins is too much of an idiot to know better.

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** Elizabeth is horrified when her best friend Charlotte Lucas decides to marry the insufferable Mr. Collins in cold blood for the sake of a home and a secure future. Charlotte's choice is clearly shown as "[[OldMaid I'm 27]], I don't have any money, [[PlainJane and I'm not beautiful]], so I have to take who I can get". When we see her again after her marriage, however, she is coping very nicely with her spouse, having carefully arranged their lives so they spend as little time together as possible. Unlike the Bennets, the Collinses are quite happily content in their loveless marriage, mostly thanks to the fact that Charlotte knew exactly what she was getting into and managed to plan accordingly, and Collins is too much of an idiot to know better.
30th May '17 6:56:41 AM AllanV
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** Caroline Bingley tries to ship her brother with Georgiana Darcy, mostly in order to help her own pursuit of Mr Darcy.

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** Caroline Bingley tries to ship her brother with Georgiana Darcy, mostly [[ShipperWithAnAgenda in order to help her own pursuit of Mr Darcy.Darcy]].
15th May '17 7:19:36 AM XFllo
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* EsotericHappyEnding: Invoked by Elizabeth when Lydia and Wickham marry. Everyone else is celebrating because it means her reputation (and, by extension, the family's) is saved. Elizabeth's internal monologue points out that Wickham is no prize either as a husband or a brother-in-law, and that it's terrible circumstances indeed that make this seem like a "happy" ending. Indeed, in the WhereAreTheyNow sum up at the end, Wickham quickly loses whatever regard he had for his wife and vice versa, leaving them stuck in a loveless marriage they can't get out of.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: Invoked by How Elizabeth when views Lydia and Wickham marry.Wickham's marriage. Everyone else is celebrating because it means her reputation (and, by extension, the family's) is saved. Elizabeth's internal monologue points out that Wickham is no prize either as a husband or a brother-in-law, and that it's terrible circumstances indeed that make this seem like a "happy" ending. Indeed, in the WhereAreTheyNow sum up at the end, Wickham quickly loses whatever regard he had for his wife and vice versa, leaving them stuck in a loveless marriage they can't get out of.
15th May '17 7:18:01 AM XFllo
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* NoAccountingForTaste: Mr and Mrs Bennet; Mr Collins and Charlotte (although Charlotte's choice is clearly shown as "[[OldMaid I'm 27, I don't have any money]], [[IAmNotPretty and I'm not beautiful]], [[OldMaid so I have to take who I can get]]").

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* NoAccountingForTaste: NoAccountingForTaste:
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Mr and Mrs Bennet; Mr Collins Bennet. The author and the characters acknowledge how unfitted these two are, so they serve as a warning to marry wisely. The narrator notes that a young Mr Bennet misstook youth and beauty for a winning personality. Also Mrs Bennet married for security and Mr Bennet not only can't provide it (as his estate is entailed and must be passed in the male line, and the marriage produced five daughters); he also actively sabotages her attempts to warn her daughters that they face a choice between financial security and marriage or being poor but independent.
** Elizabeth is horrified when her best friend
Charlotte (although Lucas decides to marry the insufferable Mr. Collins in cold blood for the sake of a home and a secure future. Charlotte's choice is clearly shown as "[[OldMaid I'm 27, 27]], I don't have any money]], [[IAmNotPretty money, [[PlainJane and I'm not beautiful]], [[OldMaid so I have to take who I can get]]").get". When we see her again after her marriage, however, she is coping very nicely with her spouse, having carefully arranged their lives so they spend as little time together as possible. Unlike the Bennets, the Collinses are quite happily content in their loveless marriage, mostly thanks to the fact that Charlotte knew exactly what she was getting into and Collins is too much of an idiot to know better.
14th Apr '17 9:55:35 AM priestessofdan
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* EsotericHappyEnding: Invoked by Lizzie when Lydia and Wickham marry. Everyone else is celebrating because it means her reputation (and, by extension, the family's) is saved. Lizzie's internal monologue points out that Wickham is no prize either as a husband or a brother-in-law, and that it's terrible circumstances indeed that make this seem like a "happy" ending. Indeed, in the WhereAreTheyNow sum up at the end, Wickham quickly loses whatever regard he had for his wife and vice versa, leaving them stuck in a loveless marriage they can't get out of.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: Invoked by Lizzie Elizabeth when Lydia and Wickham marry. Everyone else is celebrating because it means her reputation (and, by extension, the family's) is saved. Lizzie's Elizabeth's internal monologue points out that Wickham is no prize either as a husband or a brother-in-law, and that it's terrible circumstances indeed that make this seem like a "happy" ending. Indeed, in the WhereAreTheyNow sum up at the end, Wickham quickly loses whatever regard he had for his wife and vice versa, leaving them stuck in a loveless marriage they can't get out of.
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