The tumult of her mind, was now painfully great. She knew not how to support herself, and from actual weakness sat down and cried for half-an-hour. Her astonishment, as she reflected on what had passed, was increased by every review of it. That she should receive an offer of marriage from Mr. Darcy! That he should have been in love with her for so many months! So much in love as to wish to marry her in spite of all the objections…
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter XXXIV
[…] When those dances were over, she returned to Charlotte Lucas, and was in conversation with her, when she found herself suddenly addressed by Mr. Darcy, who took her so much by surprise in his application for her hand, that, without knowing what she did, she accepted him. He walked away again immediately, and she was left to fret over her own want of presence of mind; Charlotte tried to console her.
“I dare say you will find him very agreeable.”
“Heaven forbid! That would be the greatest misfortune of all! To find a man agreeable whom one is determined to hate! Do not wish me such an evil.”
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter XVIII
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
And then the music you’ll recognise as being the music that we first hear when we enter Longbourn at the very, very beginning of the film….also by Dario, the composer,who composed it before we started filming. The reason I used the same music is because it would remind her of home.That finding the person you’re supposed to be with is like coming home.And that even though this house is so completely different from her house…it’s the same spirit, the same music moves there. (X)
- Joe Wright director’s commentary
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” -Jane Austen
A Guide to Being Awkward, brought to you by Pride and Prejudice (2005):
1. Accidentally let slip to the girl you like you can’t read.
2. Bow to a lady with a dirty hemline.
3. Be Mr. Collins.
4. Gawk at Jane.
5. Wave your glove around like a dag instead of proposing like a man.
6. Nearly get elbowed by Darcy.
7. Be Mr. Collins.
8. Try not to enjoy yourself staring at Lady Norrington’s testies.
9. Try to have eye sex with the man you rejected.
What a shame, for I dearly love to laugh.
A family trait, I think.
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”