Monday, 12 September 2011
Pride and Prejudice
It's amazing that one of the most celebrated love stories in British history has such an intolerable main character. I'm reading the book for university and finding him increasingly difficult to believe, let alone the man which Elizabeth finally decides to marry. I know later there are contributing factors which may tempt her but the original comment certainly wouldn't tempt a modern girl now. However, I have not reached the end of the novel yet and it may change my opinion then, but I'm not sure I will.
Maybe I'm just bitter, I cannot say I am a Jane Austen fan, I find her novels quite difficult to get through and very stereotypical for their era. I struggle to find the characters likable, Mrs Bennett is only interested in marrying off her daughters to achieve status. Mr Bennett, if anything is the most agreeable character as he frowns upon Mrs Bennetts activites when trying to make Elizabeth marry Mr Collins. I am currently watching the film with Keira Knightly and finding it much more tolerable than the book.