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jaeausten · 1 day
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The almost-kiss during the rain proposal was unique to Matthew Macfadyen. It came up in his audition with Keira Knightley due to their chemistry with each other. 
-Pride and Prejudice Trivia.
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bethanydelleman · 16 hours
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Could Mr. Bennet have saved money for his daughters?
I am the sort of person who hears that girls would have so many thousand in their fortunes (JA never uses the word “dowry”, fun fact) and I cannot understand how someone with £2000/year makes a £3000 pound lump sum for their daughter. Because my brain doesn’t math very well inside itself. So I made up some tables to see what Mr. Bennet could have done if he was prudent.
First, let's be realistic, how much can they save? I am giving three different scenarios, £25, £50, and £100 per annum per daughter. £100 each I think might be a little high, since their income is £2000 a year, that would be 25% of their income! I think £50 is well within reason, that would be only £250 per annum and therefore 12% of their income.
I did both 4% and 5% interest. These are both government bonds. I know that both are mentioned in Jane Austen’s works. The 4% might be safer and a better investment for a dowry. But there isn’t a huge difference. Anyway, here is Jane’s dowry, over 21 years:
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Even if they saved only £50/year, Jane now has almost £2000 as a dowry. It’s not the £10k worthy of a baronet, but that is certainly a good start! 
If the Bennets tried hard and save £100 per year, she has almost £4000, which is what her mother brought to the marriage. Even the modest £25 per year would give the girls £1000 each by their 21st birthday, which if their father died would be combined with the £1000 stipulated in the marriage articles and give them a comfortable income. Even John Dashwood acknowledges in Sense & Sensibility that increasing his half-sister’s fortunes from £1000 to £2000 would make a big difference in their comfort (and then he doesn’t do it because he and his wife are the worst).
An alternative plan would be to put aside the £4000 that Mrs. Bennet brought into the marriage and only reinvest that income. It does seem that the mother’s money was often locked up in a “life interest” and then given to the children, which is true for the Bennets as well. Just saving the initial £4000 and never adding to it except re-investing the income would have yielded around  £11,00, or £2200 for each daughter.
Also, I really want to know how the son plan would have worked in the first place. Like Mr. Bennet Jr. is going to agree to break the entail and sell off a bunch of his inheritance, when he could just keep the entail and then get the whole pie? Or was the plan just to burden his own son with the care of a mom and five sisters? Not clear. Probably also a bad plan.
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agrippinaes · 2 days
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keira knightley as elizabeth bennet in pride and prejudice (2005)
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katschneider · 2 days
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Reprinted / restocked my Pride & Prejudice mini riso prints so that we can all begin to yearn once again 😌
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swanthief · 11 hours
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2005)
OUTLANDER (2014-)
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cynassa · 22 hours
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Honestly I think we should do the opposite of the 'one human character in a Muppet movie'. Name a movie where you want to put in just one Muppet and which character?
I, personally, would want Miss Piggy to play Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice (2005). I think she'd find Mr. Macfayden very charming!
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You help someone into a carriage. Do you:
a) flex your hand as you walk away
b) avoid eye contact with all your heart and soul
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We should remember reading Dangerous Liasons that not all libertines are as smart as they think. I like to imagine Mr. Wickham sending a letter to Mertueil about how he’s going to seduce a whole family of sisters and then getting the letter back marked Return to Sender.
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kweza · 2 days
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we're getting somewhere girlies <3
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an underrated detail in pride and prejudice is that elizabeth bennett was home alone on the day darcy proposed because she had a headache. can you imagine. this was in the pre-painkillers era. you're at home with a headache and then this asshole walks into the room and tells you he loves you and wants to marry you even though he hates your whole family and you're beneath him. imagine having to deal with that while also having a headache. she doesn't even have ibuprofen
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cocomonerd · 5 months
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No because pride and prejudice isn't "I changed myself for you so you would love me back." It's "your blatant rejection and disdain for me made me realize things about myself no one had ever been bold enough to tell me so I sat down and evaluated all my behavior patterns and why they came about and came to the realization myself that I had to work on myself. Also I don't expect you to love me now that I'm a work in progress, so I'm just going to do nice things for you because I don't like seeing you hurt." No wonder P&P fans refuse to settle.
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kazzzbrekkers · 4 months
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jane austen was right!!!!! i AM half agony half hope!!!!! if i loved you less i COULD talk about it more!!!!!!!! i WAS in the middle before i knew i had begun!!!!!!!
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halfagony-halfhope · 6 months
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stop glamorizing “the Grind” and start glamorizing whatever this is
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daffodil--lament · 4 months
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elizabeth bennet said "i can't fix him nor would I for a million dollars" and fitzwilliam darcy said "wait she thinks I need to be fixed? .... she's right, I've gotta work on myself and learn how to be more understanding and generous" and then he did. and elizabeth was like "shit.... he's so understanding and generous now.... makes me realize that my stubbornness and pride in my discernment are obstacles in the lives of myself and others" and then they got married and that's why pride and prejudice has been a bestseller for two hundred years
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