Sunday, 5 October 2008

Jane Austen Quote – Week 24

Sorry for the belated post for this week (for Australia and New Zealand at least), but here’s the quote for week twenty four from Pride and Prejudice Chapter 60, as Elizabeth Bennet spoke to Mr. Darcy:

“You were disgusted with the women who were always speaking and looking, and thinking for your approbation alone. I roused, and interested you, because I was so unlike them.”

Is it not so true, Mr. Darcy? Of all your pride and arrogance, you are interested in Lizzy because she was nothing like other women who constantly chased you? Instead, she was independent and opinionated, regardless of what people think of her.

I guess, the bottom line is that you have to be yourself whatever it takes, and not molding your unique identity just to catch a man like what Caroline Bingley did for Mr. Darcy (or 'just to reach your ambitions in many other circumstances', IMHO).

Oh, how I love Lizzy Bennet!

Pic: Jennifer Ehle as Lizzy Bennet from Bookish homestead


mamma jakeline said...

What would we do without our Lizzy? I know my life would be a bit different...

So anyone seen "Lost in Austen?"

Hugs and kisses from Maria and Peanut.

Icha said...

Maria, I'm guilty as charged. I didn't even know that there was such a production till you told me! Pray, do tell what you think of it?

Hugs & kisses for Peanut and Mum!

NewMoonStudio said...

I love your blog.I love Jane Austen!Thank you!

Icha said...

Thank you, New Moon. Come back and visit us sometimes!