Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mr. Darcy

Its summer, which for me means sitting in the shade some where with a paperback in one hand and an ice cold drink in the other. Something about the heat always has me reaching for the light, fluffy reads, the romances on my shelf. And of course no collection of books would be complete without a well worn copy of Pride & Prejudice.
The other day I was writing a letter to a friend and my little brother was bothering me, so of course I thought of the scene from Pride & Prejudice where Mr. Darcy is writing to his sister and Miss Bingley is constantly interrupting him. With this came the realization that although Liz and I have spent hours chatting about the book, neither of us has blogged about it, so here it is: Mr. Darcy.
I will begin by saying that Darcy is so list worthy that he is basically where the requirements we have come from. He is one of the first male characters I come across who was perfect. I do not mean that his personality is without fault, but when you look at Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy they truly are perfect for one another. When Elizabeth declines Darcy's marriage offer, she tells him that he is rude and arrogant, so when they next see one another he tries very hard to be polite and gracious. This shows that he really cares about her, and is willing to work for her. He's just... Darcy, so he has to be on the list. When Liz and I first started "The List" and it was a verbal way to rank male characters from books we read, I often found myself comparing them to Darcy, and latter Dimitri.
Happy Reading