History Literature / PrideAndPrejudice

24th May '16 6:20:41 PM lexicon
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Bennet family: Lydia (choleric), Mrs Bennet (choleric/melancholic), Mary (melancholic), Mr Bennet (phlegmatic), Jane (phlegmatic/sanguine), Kitty (sanguine), and Elizabeth (leukine).
** The men: Mr Darcy (choleric/melancholic), Mr Collins (phlegmatic), Mr Bingley (sanguine), and Mr Wickham (leukine).
15th May '16 6:01:37 PM nombretomado
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** Lydia also, at first, appears to count as one of these. She gets away with a lot of bad behaviour, including her elopement with Wickham, scot-free, and doesn't even realise that she's done anything wrong at all. There is, however, a slight subversion at the end, as actually ''being'' Lydia, and living with Wickham, with nothing in her head but a list of fashion items, is probably a punishment in itself. The fact that she is exiled far away enough that Jane and Elizabeth don't have to see much of her is such a victory for them that the fact that she doesn't get her comeuppance matters surprisingly little. It could be that Lydia is a lot like Peg Bundy and [[MarriedWithChildren the Bundy Curse]]; she's actually ''part'' of Wickham's punishment, therefore it's not all that important if she herself gets punished. Also, Lydia and Wickham pretty much lose all affection for each other fairly quickly, so they're ''both'' stuck in a loveless marriage where neither of them can like or respect each other.

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** Lydia also, at first, appears to count as one of these. She gets away with a lot of bad behaviour, including her elopement with Wickham, scot-free, and doesn't even realise that she's done anything wrong at all. There is, however, a slight subversion at the end, as actually ''being'' Lydia, and living with Wickham, with nothing in her head but a list of fashion items, is probably a punishment in itself. The fact that she is exiled far away enough that Jane and Elizabeth don't have to see much of her is such a victory for them that the fact that she doesn't get her comeuppance matters surprisingly little. It could be that Lydia is a lot like Peg Bundy and [[MarriedWithChildren [[Series/MarriedWithChildren the Bundy Curse]]; she's actually ''part'' of Wickham's punishment, therefore it's not all that important if she herself gets punished. Also, Lydia and Wickham pretty much lose all affection for each other fairly quickly, so they're ''both'' stuck in a loveless marriage where neither of them can like or respect each other.
15th May '16 10:23:50 AM jadmire
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** All this is TruthInTelevision, since in the early 19th century (as had been the case for centuries), marriages in the middle and upper classes had been contracted more for economic (and, among royalty and the upper nobility, political) reasons than for romantic ones. The ability of a prospective husband to provide for his wife and potential children, and the amount of the dowry that a bride could bring into her marriage, were crucial concerns.
4th May '16 7:05:07 AM Morgenthaler
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As a famous public domain novel, it was subjected to [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot nerd-ification]] in 2009 with the publishing of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies''. Many modern writers have picked up where Austen left off, trying their hand at publishing {{continuation}} stories about Darcy and Elizabeth as well as some of the minor characters; one notable example is the 2011 unofficial sequel ''DeathComesToPemberley'' by P.D. James. In 2013, Jo Baker wrote a version of the story from the perspective of the servants, ''{{Longbourn}}''.

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As a famous public domain novel, it was subjected to [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot nerd-ification]] in 2009 with the publishing of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies''. Many modern writers have picked up where Austen left off, trying their hand at publishing {{continuation}} stories about Darcy and Elizabeth as well as some of the minor characters; one notable example is the 2011 unofficial sequel ''DeathComesToPemberley'' ''Literature/DeathComesToPemberley'' by P.D. James. In 2013, Jo Baker wrote a version of the story from the perspective of the servants, ''{{Longbourn}}''.
''Literature/{{Longbourn}}''.
3rd May '16 8:58:24 AM BobTanaka
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* SpoiledSweet: Sir William Lucas's elevation to knighthood inspired him, not to look down on others, but to "be civil to all the world." He's a pompous idiot, but a very genial and good-natured one.
3rd May '16 8:01:31 AM BobTanaka
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After several increasingly emphatic attempts to convince Mr. Collins that she is ''not'' going to marry him, Elizabeth resorts to just getting up and walking out of the room. It still takes him a while to get it.
29th Mar '16 10:27:19 PM Scabbard
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* GreenEyedMonster: Caroline Bingley's venomous spite towards Elizabeth is based mainly on the fact that Elizabeth, unlike Caroline, managed to catch Darcy's eye.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Caroline Bingley's venomous spite towards Elizabeth is based mainly on the fact that Elizabeth, Elizabeth- unlike Caroline, Caroline- managed to catch Darcy's eye.
8th Mar '16 6:49:45 AM DoctorNemesis
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** While the novel (and Elizabeth) concede he has a point, however, both also make it clear that making this point during what was supposedly ''a passionate declaration of love and a marriage proposal'' was, at the very least, rather tactless.
4th Mar '16 1:09:25 PM Ciara25
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* RealityEnsues: Mr. and Mrs. Bennet show what can happen when you marry someone purely on the basis of attractiveness and sexual appeal. It's not the ''worst'' set up ever, but it's telling that Mr. Bennet keeps himself closeted away from his wife and daughters as much as possible.

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* RealityEnsues: Mr. and Mrs. Bennet show what can happen when you marry someone purely on the basis of attractiveness and sexual appeal. It's not the ''worst'' set up ever, but it's telling that Mr. Bennet keeps himself closeted away from his wife and younger daughters as much as possible.
10th Feb '16 1:44:39 PM Ciara25
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** While Darcy was rude and condescending in his initial proposal towards Elizabeth, and while it was cruel of him to convince BIngley to give up on Jane, he has a valid point - which Elizabeth begrudgingly agrees with - that the Bennet mother and younger sisters often behave ''completely'' inappropriately in public, while Mr Bennet does little or nothing to rein them in. What respectable Regency bachelor, who's only one generation away from trade himself in Bingley's case, and comes from an important and well established family in Darcy's, would want such embarrassing in-laws?

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** While Darcy was rude and condescending in his initial proposal towards Elizabeth, and while it was cruel of him to convince BIngley Bingley to give up on Jane, he has a valid point - which Elizabeth begrudgingly agrees with - that the Bennet mother and younger sisters often behave ''completely'' inappropriately in public, while Mr Bennet does little or nothing to rein them in. What respectable Regency bachelor, who's only one generation away from trade himself in Bingley's case, and comes from an important and well established family in Darcy's, would want such embarrassing in-laws?
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