Happy 202nd anniversary Pride and Prejudice! For your present, dear readers, I’m giving you a reblog of my character study of the first RomCom couple… Lizzie and Darcy!
With a special shout out to my friends in JASNA MD, especially Joyce (who sent me a special P&P birthday greeting)!
Is there anything more delightful than a well written story of personal growth and discovery? Pride and Prejudice, Austen‘s “own darling child,” is a story of first mis-impressions that eventually resolve into true understanding, appreciation and love. The journey to that self discovery is the juiciest part of the novel. And that means that both Darcy and Lizzie must be willing to change the way they look at the world and at each other.
Jennifer Ehle is beautiful as Elizabeth in the 1995 series [Image courtesy BBC Home.] Elizabeth Bennet is a pretty, charming, intelligent, self-assured 20-year-old. She is the second eldest daughter of the Bennet family. She takes second place to sister Jane in beauty as well, but she bares it well. She has a lively, playful disposition and a good-natured impertinence that is the delight of her father and the bane of her mother.
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