After a moment of self-reflection, Lizzy was able to admit that she did not fully understand Darcy or his intentions and that maybe she was not as good as she thought she was at reading others.
Lizzy contributed to the greater good by growing and becoming a more understanding person. By making a video, we were able to bring a visual aspect to our adaptation, making it easier for our target audience to relate to and comprehend Pride and Prejudice and even Jane Austen herself. Last night at the party when I asked you out you said that you would never date me because of two reasons.
Second, you said that I am a horrible person based on how I treated your good friend, Wickham. I think that if I can show you why I was doing what I was doing, you will understand where I was coming from.
If I have offended you in any way, I really am sorry. When I transferred here to college, I saw that my best friend Bingley had a crush on your sister, Jane. I later discovered that this was a lot more than a crush, and Bingley was in love with her. If I was wrong in thinking this or I hurt Jane in any way, I am sorry.
But to an outsider, Jane did not seem to show that much of an interest in Bingley. This is not the only reason I talked Bingley out of dating Jane. Your family is low class, and they all have trouble behaving at parties. I swear to you; I was just trying to save Bingley from an unhappy relationship. He had every intention of returning to college once his study abroad trip was over, but his sisters and I convinced him to stay in London a little bit longer in order to get over Jane. While visiting him in London, I convinced him that dating Jane was a bad idea, but he was still convinced that Jane loved him as much as he loved her.
I, however, changed his mind because Bingley listens to whatever I say. If you have not been mistaken here, I must have been in an error. Your superior knowledge of your sister must make the latter probable. That I was desirous of believing her indifferent is certain- but I will venture to say that my investigations and decisions are not usually influenced by my hopes or fears. I did not believe her to be indifferent because I wished it;- I believed it on impartial conviction, as truly as I wished it in reason.
My objections to the marriage were not merely those which I last night acknowledged to have required the utmost force of passion to put aside, in my own case; the want of connection could not be so great an evil to my friend as to me. But there were other causes of repugnance;- causes which, though still existing, and existing to an equal degree in both instances, I had myself endeavoured to forget, because they were not immediately before me.
These causes must be stated, though briefly. Pardon me. It pains me to offend you. But amidst your concern for the defects of your nearest relations, and your displeasure at this representation of them, let it give you consolation to consider that, to have conducted yourselves so as to avoid any share of the like censure, is praise no less generally bestowed on you and your eldest sister, that it is honourable to the sense and disposition of both.
I will only say farther that from what passed that evening, my opinion of all parties was confirmed, and every inducement heightened which could have led me before to preserve my friend from what I esteemed a most unhappy connection. He left Netherfield for London, on the day following, as you, I am certain, remember, with the design of soon returning.
The part which I acted is now to be explained. We accordingly went- and there I readily engaged in the office of pointing out to my friend the certain evils of such a choice. I described, and enforced them earnestly. He had before believed her to return his affection with sincere, if not with equal regard. But Bingley has great natural modesty, with a stronger dependence on my judgement than on his own. To convince him, therefore, that he had deceived himself, was no very difficult point.
To persuade him against returning into Hertfordshire, when that conviction had been given, was scarcely the work of a moment. I cannot blame myself for having done thus much. I knew it myself, as it was known to Miss Bingley; but her brother is even yet ignorant of it. That they might have met without ill consequence is perhaps probable; but his regard did not appear to me enough extinguished for him to see her without some danger.
Perhaps this concealment, this disguise was beneath me; it is done, however, and it was done for the best. With respect to that other, more weighty accusation, of having injured Mr. Wickham, I can only refute it by laying before you the whole of his connection with my family. Of what he has particularly accused me I am ignorant; but of the truth of what I shall relate, I can summon more than one witness of undoubted veracity.
Wickham is the son of a very respectable man, who had for many years the management of all the Pemberley estates, and whose good conduct in the discharge of his trust naturally inclined my father to be of service to him; and on George Wickham, who was his godson; his kindness was therefore liberally bestowed. As for myself, it is many, many years since I first began to think of him in a very different manner. The vicious propensities- the want of principle, which he was careful to guard from the knowledge of his best friend, could not escape the observation of a young man of nearly the same age with himself, and who had opportunities of seeing him in unguarded moments, which Mr.
Darcy could not have. Here again I shall give you pain- to what degree you only can tell. But whatever may be the sentiments which Mr. Wickham has created, a suspicion of their nature shall not prevent me from unfolding his real character- it adds even another motive. My excellent father died about five years ago; and his attachment to Mr. Wickham was to the last so steady, that in his will he particularly recommended it to me, to promote his advancement in the best manner that his profession might allow- and if he took orders, desired that a valuable family living might be his as soon as it became vacant.
There was also a legacy of one thousand pounds. His own father did not long survive mine, and within half a year from these events Mr. Darcy loved his eldest son, George Wickham, and indulged him by bringing him to Pemberley to live after the death of his wife.
Elizabeth Bennet's girlish dreams of love and romance are shattered. Her father has decided she will be the one to secure her family's future through a marriage of convenience to his heir. Disappointment and sadness weigh on her soul when she travels with her aunt and uncle - a consolation before she submits to duty. When she sees the reflection of her heartbreak in the face of an unknown young lady, Elizabeth reaches out to the girl, extending a hopeful outlook she herself has been denied.
Drugged and betrayed in his own household, Fitzwilliam Darcy makes his escape from a forged compromise that would see him unhappily wed. An impertinent stranger is thrown into Fitzwilliam Darcy's path and, even though he declares her tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt him, it is all he can do not to think of her. Upon first making Mr. Darcy's acquaintance, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is quite fascinated with him. Then she discovers that the gentleman is haughty and above his company, and she wants nothing to do with him.
When Elizabeth Bennet first knew Mr. Darcy, she despised him and was sure he felt the same. Angered by his pride and reserve, influenced by the lies of the charming Mr. Wickham, she never troubled herself to believe he was anything other than the worst of men - until, one day, he unexpectedly proposed. Darcy's passionate avowal of love causes Elizabeth to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about him. Fitzwilliam Darcy needs a wife. Elizabeth Bennet needs a husband. What occurs when two strong-minded, kind-hearted strangers unite in this most sacred state? Will love grow?
In this novel, Darcy and Elizabeth are faced with frustrations and blossoming feelings of tenderness. Our favorite couple finally reaches their happily ever after. Or, do they? Which one will affect Fitzwilliam Darcy and the love of his life?
Austen's Letter from Darcy |Julia Herdman| History and Fiction
How is Mr. And what of a misleading encounter on a muddy lane in Hertfordshire, that renders a country-town assembly rather more tolerable than some might have thought? Shortly after leaving Hertfordshire, Darcy receives word that one of the Bennet sisters is engaged to the obsequious Mr. Darcy, a rich and powerful landowner, knows Elizabeth is not a suitable match, but having already lost the battle with Cupid, he finds himself rushing back to the countryside. He is relieved to discover it is Mary Bennet who is destined to become Mrs.
But his path to happiness is still far from assured. Darcy may have resolved his internal struggle to accept Elizabeth as she is, but he must now overcome a rival George Darcy, gives him an ultimatum: Marry by the end of the London Season or risk disinheritance. Fitzwilliam Darcy has avoided the entrapments of dozens of desperate maidens seeking a wealthy husband He could lose himself in her fine eyes, but there's just one problem: She doesn't want him. Elizabeth Bennet seeks a brief respite from the crowded ballroom only to find herself wrapped in the arms of the one man she despises - Mr.
When Darcy's enemy is shot to death, he must choose between Elizabeth's freedom and his own honor. The Netherfield Ball: classic. But what if Elizabeth were forced to relive it over and over and over again?