pride & prejudice

ah, finally finished jane austen’s pride & prejudice. i wish i knew how to appreciate ancient english but i just can’t. other than this, the book is a lovely read although i can’t quite understand how people of old times can be so obsessed about getting marriage. it can get a litle boring. it’s times like this, you thank the writer for mr bennet, mr darcy & elizabeth. they’re all a breath of fresh air.

mr bennet brings the laughter.

mr darcy melts my heart, especially towards the end of the book. when will i meet my mr darcy? 🙂

i love seeing bits of myself in elizabeth bennet.

i loved what mr bennet said to lizzie in chapter 17 of volume 3: –

“i know that you  could be neither happy, nor respectable, unless you truly esteemed your husband; unless you looked up to him as a superior. your lively talents would place you in the greatest danger in an unequal marriage. you could scarely escape discredit and misery. my child, let me not have the grief of seeing you unable to respect your partner in life. you know not what you are about.”

my sentiments on myself, exactly.

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