by Bruised on July 20, 2012
I don't have to work until noon today, so naturally, instead of sleeping in, I decided to wake up early to catch the 2005 adaption of Pride and Prejudice of FX.
I am so aware of how cliche it is for a book obsessed 18 year old girl to have a literary crush on Mr. Darcy, but I just can't help it. I'm naturally attracted to stoic characters, maybe because I'm habitually a bit stoic myself. I like that Darcy's charming, yet reserved, and also cynical and witty. Yeah, that's pretty much sums up my type of guy. He's also easy for me to relate to, in terms of his lack of social grace. It was easy to catch that he wasn't exceedingly prideful, as his first impression portrayed, but maybe just introverted. Through the whole first half of the book and through all of Elizabeth's hasty criticisms, I was begging her to give the poor man a break. "Elizabeth, I certainly have not the talent which some people possess of conversing easily with people I have not seen before." Duh, Elizabeth, the guy's just shy...
And I don't intend to be so harsh on Elizabeth's character either. I like her too and as a 19th century English literature fangirl, I'm glad those two misunderstood lovebirds ended up together in the end.