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literatureausten · a day ago
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Happiness is reading the second-last chapter of a Jane Austen novel
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literatureausten · a day ago
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a relationship should be 50/50 she's in love with him and he's half agony half hope because of her
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literatureausten · a day ago
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a relationship should be 50/50 she recommends dancing to encourage affection and he asks her to dance with him
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tellmelieshulu · 20 days ago
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Based on the best-selling novel, #TellMeLies premieres September 7 on @Hulu.
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literatureausten · a day ago
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2 things I will never get over from P&P for very different reasons.
1. Darcy's 'You do not scare me' when Lizzie talks about scaring off people/suitors with her outspokenness and stuff
2. The fact that Lizzie's reaction to meeting Darcy in the park is: 'oh, better tell him it's my fav walking route so he knows to avoid it. We both don't want to see each other, so that'll be great.' Only to be baffled when this man actively tries to meet her on said route every single day.
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literatureausten · 3 days ago
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“Darcy isn’t actually socially awkward or uncomfortable, he’s just arrogant”
Darcy explicitly says that he’s uncomfortable around strangers and has trouble catching their tone of conversation or showing interest. He initially hovers near Elizabeth without talking to her to work himself up to speaking her personally. He admits that he avoids dancing in general, no matter where he is. Even when he’s trying as hard as he can to be pleasant and courteous, the Gardiners find him likable and gracious but noticeably stiff. Where Elizabeth shrugged off his admission of social discomfort at Rosings, during their engagement she actively tries to shield him from difficult social situations. He’s not the only who grows!
But Darcy is also arrogant—see his initial insult about Elizabeth, his high-handed interference with Jane and Bingley, his first proposal, his admission towards the end of the book. He’s snobbish and, additionally, deeply invested in believing his individual intelligence and morality are superior to most other people’s—a belief that isn’t baseless but which is exaggerated from reality (hence the unsubtle symbolism of the stream at Pemberley!) and which leads him to see those outside his circle of family/friends/dependents as inferiors whose thoughts and feelings he doesn’t really need to consider. This is a clear flaw that his character growth revolves around!
And … I mean, let’s be real, the idea that social discomfort and arrogance can’t coexist in one individual is an absolutely baffling take to get from fandom of all places.
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literatureausten · 3 days ago
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2005) dir. Joe Wright
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literatureausten · 3 days ago
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“They fancied themselves indifferent, when they were only angry.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
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literatureausten · 5 days ago
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Women be like "I'm fighting demons" and the demons are bad adaptations of jane austen's novels.
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literatureausten · 5 days ago
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time to lay in bed again, wondering why a man written by Jane Austen in a billowing white shirt isn't professing his undying love to me in prose
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literatureausten · 17 days ago
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Austen men my beloved
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literatureausten · 17 days ago
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Enemy to lover tropes where he fixes himself, absolute favorite
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literatureausten · 17 days ago
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Pride and Prejudice (1940)| Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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literatureausten · 20 days ago
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My eternal Pride& Prejudice headcanon is that Darcy had a kind, if rather formal and stiff, proposal prepared the first time he proposed to Eliszabeth but the moment he saw her his brain deleted all relevant information as well as the last few struggling social skills and out came every single reason against a marriage to Elizabeth which he had contemplated in preparation of defending his choice to Lady Catherine.
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literatureausten · 23 days ago
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2005) dir. Joe Wright
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literatureausten · 27 days ago
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I especially love the part in Jane Eyre where Rochester flips through all of the weird depressing disturbing gothy drawings and paintings that Jane has in her portfolio and he’s like, “Were you… happy when you made these?” And she’s like, “I don’t understand the question.” And he basically just goes, “Need me a freak like this.” Very relatable to middle-school me.
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literatureausten · 27 days ago
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I made a mistake and watched the 2005 pride & prejudice and now I’m yearning
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literatureausten · 28 days ago
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Rosamund Pike as Jane Bennet
Pride and Prejudice (2005) dir. Joe Wright
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