Okay, so I always wondered who was the prideful one and who was the prejudiced one? I used to think Elizabeth Bennet was prejudiced and Mr. Darcy was proud...but then I heard that it was the other way around.
Well anyways, Pride and Prejudice is the favorite movie of the day....or perhaps I should say movies, because there are two versions that I really like. This was one of my first "period" movies that got me interested in other period movies, reenacting, and history itself. My first was Sense and Sensibility. I watched the newest version of P&P at slumber party one night and absolutely fell in love with the manner of speech, dress, and deportment of the time.
Elizabeth: "Only the deepest love will persuade me into matrimony which is why I shall end an old maid."
Mr. Darcy: "Perfectly tolerable, I daresay, but not nearly handsome enough to tempt me."
Mary Bennet: "What are men compared to rocks and mountains."
Mr. Collins: "What excellent boiled potatoes. It's been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable."
Mr. Bingley: "I wouldn't be as fastidious as you are for a kingdom. Upon my word!"
Mr. Bennet: "An unhappy alternative lies before you. Your mother will never see you again if you do *not* marry Mr. Collins, and *I* will never see you again if you *do*."
Mrs. Bennet: "You have no compassion for my poor nerves."