"He is just what a young man ought to be," said she, "sensible, good-humoured, lively; and I never saw such happy manners! —so much ease, with such perfect good breeding!"
You know what? I want to see an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice where Mr and Mrs Bennet are in love.
Not healthy love￼￼, mind you, but in love. I want to feel the healthy love that once was before everything went wrong.
I want to see the fact that the reason Mrs. Bennet is so obsessed with marrying off her daughters isn’t some silly, romance-obsessed patriarchal foot-kissing notion she’s got into her addled little head. It’s because she’s genuinely terrified she and her girls will be left out on the street or irreversibly in debt to someone once her husband passes away.
I want to see her walk along the dark corridor at night with a candle in hand and peek through the library door, open just a jar, to see the man she used to love so freely look bone-tired as he tries to balance the books and just can’t manage it. I want to see her struggle to open the door to comfort him as he pushes his glasses up to his forehead and rubs his hands tiredly against his washed out eyes and the late night/early morning stubble rising up between his muttonchops and finds she just … can’t. She doesn’t have that strength. And as she walks passed the door, ashamed of her weakness, for Mr. Bennet to look up, almost as though he could sense her there …
I want to see Mr. Bennet, in an unobserved moment, watching his wife be the belle of the ball at Meryton and the smile of time’s past ghost across his lips before he catches himself, or sees one of the younger girls do something silly and status-threatening, and the silent war begins again “She’s making a fool of herself, of us! Pull your daughter in line before she ruins us all!” “She’s being seen! She’s making herself known! Some soldier with good standing will like that in a girl! Don’t you want us to happy? Don’t you want us to be safe when you’re gone?!”
I want to see Mr and Mrs Bennet argue about Lizzy rejecting Mr Collins through a mullioned window and see the passion on both sides. I want to see the fear, and the pain, and the regret, and the love they have for each other and their daughters and their crumbling house and their breaking family.
I want to feel it my chest.
nothing brings me more joy than watching pride and prejudice (2005)
Carlos Reyes is a P&P stan & you will not sway me on this…
(He’s been waiting to say this.)
someone mentioned Pride and Prejudice about marcsteven...now I neeed Regency/Victorian AU or I will write it myslef omfg
PERIOD DRAMA APPRECIATION WEEK 2022
Day 2: Favourite Character(s):
Miss Pole, Cranford
Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's Poirot
Feng Zhi Wei and Ning Yi, The Rise of Phoenixes
Qu Xiao Feng, Goodbye My Princess
Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice
Ulanara Ruyi, The Legend of Ruyi
Mei Changsu, Nirvana in Fire
Elinor Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility
Bella Wilfer, Our Mutual Friend
Margaret Hale, North and South
Jumin Han is just Mr. Darcy in a different font, that’s why I’m in love with him.