Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pride and Prejudice

I read this my freshman year of high school. I didn't really get what the big deal was. It was an okay story, but it was tough getting through all of it.

I was just in the mood to try it again. I love it the second time around. It gets a spot in my favorite books of all time.

This time around I highlighted my favorite lines. I'll share them now.

After Mr. Collins has been rejected in marriage by Elizabeth a few times.

Mr Collins: "When I do myself the honour of speaking to you next on the subject, I shall hope to receive a more favourable answer than you have now given me; though I am far from accusing you of cruelty at the present, because I know it to be the established custom of your sex to reject a man on the first application."

Mr Bennet: "Your mother will never see you again if you do NOT marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you DO.

Elizabeth: "Mr. Collins is a conceited, pompous narrow-minded, silly man; and...the woman who married him cannot have a proper way of thinking."

Elizabeth to Mr. Darcy: "You could not have made the offer of your hand in any possible way that would have tempted me to accept it."

And my favorite

Mr. Darcy to Elizabeth (towards the end of the novel): "You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. MY affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever."


Symantha said...

I didn't know you liked it so much! I forgot I started it. But I intend to read it.