“Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride – where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation.” “Elizabeth’s spirit’s soon rising to playfulness again, she wanted Mr . Darcy to account for his having ever fallen in love with her.
When his friend points out Elizabeth “sitting down behind you,” Darcy replies, “She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humor at person to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.
Mr . Darcy : I am well enough acquainted with you, Miss Elizabeth , to know that I can not alarm you, even should I wish it.
At first glance, it seems to show that Mr Darcy’s supposedly vast 1803 fortune in Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, worth $331,000 per year in modern US dollars, might not in fact stretch to quite the luxury of his 19th-century lifestyle if Darcy was alive today.
Love and Marriage As one might expect from a romantic comedy, love (and marriage ) is a central theme to Pride and Prejudice. In particular, the novel focuses on the different ways love may grow or disappear, and whether or not society has room for romantic love and marriage to go together.
Darcy is attracted to Elizabeth early on, but he sees her as unfit socially as a wife; however his feelings for her are such that he decides to forgo convention to marry the woman he loves, fitting him into the mould of a Romantic hero.
Elizabeth , elated, confesses to Mr. Darcy that her feelings for him have changed, and she also is in love with him. Elizabeth accepts his second proposal, and the two get engaged.
Darcy blames his parents and his upbringing for his social failings, while at the same time insisting his mother and father didn’t mean to make him that way. His wealth and social status also contribute to his grumpiness: he is used to everyone catering to his every whim and flattering him.
Bingley suggests that Darcy dance with Elizabeth , but Darcy refuses , saying, “she is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me.” He proceeds to declare that he has no interest in women who are “slighted by other men.” Elizabeth takes an immediate and understandable disliking to Darcy .
~*~ She held out her hand; he kissed it with affectionate gallantry, though he hardly knew how to look, and they entered the house. Consequently, when Darcy finally kissed Elizabeth at the end of the film, I was absolutely enthralled.
Collins proposes marriage to Elizabeth , assuming that she will be overjoyed. Her husband refuses and, befitting his wit and his desire to annoy his wife, actually informs his daughter that if she were to marry Mr . Collins , he would refuse to see her again.
She tries to intimidate Elizabeth because she thinks that Elizabeth wants to marry Mr. Lady Catherine does not approve of this turn of events, because she wants Mr. Darcy to marry her daughter, Anne, who she considers a better match in terms of status. To Lady Catherine’s disgust, Elizabeth stands her ground.
The Wealthy ” Mr . Darcy’s wealth and status come from generations of accrued family money (with interest), investments, and property land management. He’s a not a businessman nor a farmer, per se, nor does he physically work for a living.
Under their guidance and away from Lydia’s influence, Kitty changed for the better. According to James Edward Austen -Leigh’s A Memoir of Jane Austen , she later married a clergyman who lived near Pemberley.
Her primary source of income has been her fashion label, House of 11, which she started with twin sister Stacey in 2010. Using her social media following as a platform, Darcey also frequently promotes products on Instagram, undoubtedly earning money from affiliate links and paid partnerships.