Sometimes the last person on earth you want to be with is the one person you can’t be without…
Over two hundred years after its first publishing, “Pride and Prejudice” remains a joyful reading. Austen truly masters the art of writing and the reader can see that on every page. The humoristic prose with respect to the way of living at that time is revealing.
All this talk of entailment and manners my seem strange nowadays, however, it was a way of living and a characteristic of the upper class and those who wished to socialize with them. People of lower class may lacked the knowledge and how much was enough, and we can see a great deal of it at Mrs. Bennet, which on occasions makes Miss Bennet feel embarrassed.
The chronicle of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy’s romance may not be so unfamiliar to the reader. As much as pride was there in the 19th century noblemen, so much egoism may now exist in those who believe themselves successful and rich. Though Lady Catherine de Bourg’s manners are equivalent and rather expected by her title, they pose her as rude and bossy, which was a rather common thing those days. Her nephew however, is one of the kindest people on earth and those working for him can guarantee for his character.
Elizabeth Bennet, starts with a prejudice, hating a man who is very pride on his origins to even set another look on her beautiful eyes. However, as time goes by, her prejudice is eliminated by his actions and the greatness of his hart and his pride is making room for the lovely miss and some of her relatives that can actually stand next to him and have a nice discussion.
Things are not going to be easy for those two, but when love is in the picture, everything becomes clear.
The book has become a BBC mini series in 1995. Mr. Darcy was imposed by Colin Firth and Elizabeth Bennet by Jennifer Ehle.
Though this was not the only TV adaptation of the most known romance in book history. Many others have followed as well and there are a lot to find while looking around in the internet.
Most recently, in 2005, there was a film adaption by director Joe Wright. Staring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy.
To have a taste, check the film’s official page.