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Vanity, not love, has been my folly

When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited, while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.

This edition includes a new chronology, additional suggestions for further reading, and the original Penguin Classics introduction by Tony Tanner.

I want to talk about one of the greatest love stories of all time, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. Mr. Darcy has set a high expectations in most women's minds. All they want to do is find their Mr. Darcy. So many companies have made their own book adaptions or film adaptions of "Pride and Prejudice" because it is a timeless love story. Women are always looking for that perfect guy. Their Mr. Darcy. I don't thinkk there is one. I think we all have to remember that Mr. Darcy is a fictional characcter, he doesn't truly against so to hold a guy to this impossible standard isn't fair. Trust me, I love Mr. Darcy as much as the next girl but I also have more relastic expectations also. I think woman need to find the perfect guy for them not the ones that match their book fantasies. Now don't get me wrong, I think literary crushes are great. I have a huge one on Lucas from "A Tale of Two Centuries." He would be my book boyfriend. The men we read about out books is someone's made up view of what that character is like, now there could be somone in life that you find exactly like that character but it is rare. I think that it would be kind of creepy to find a guy exactly like a character that I read in a book even if it is the absoutely loveable Mr. Darcy.

I absoutely love "Pride and Prejudice" and I read many adaptions and retellings and of course I have watched several film versions, including "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries." Darcy is a dream boat right? How does a girl go from reading about a guy like Darcy to the real world? One of the reasons I love to read is to explore new worlds and new characters. I like getting to know different characters in a way befriend them even though I know that sounds a little crazy I do love characterrs. That is the first thing I look for in a good book is whether the characters are good. If I don't feel drawn to the characters than it is a good chance that I'm not going to like the book. When there are so many loveable guy characters in  books these days how do you find one in real life? I think as long as you have real expectations that you can definitely find a guy that is as loveable as Mr. Darcy. Now I still believe that a girl should be picky about who she chooses. Don't date a loser just because you want a relationship, you should hold out for someone special. 

I think there is a Mr. Darcy for everyone even if the guy that is for you isn't exactly like Mr. Darcy. You need to find that man that treats you well and treats you like you are special. Valentine's Day can suck sometimes. Trust me I know this better than anyone. i would have to say that Valentine's Day was kind of ruined for me in the 4th grade when I recieved a thing of chocolates and a bonquet of flowers on my desk when some boys made a bet and whoeverr lost had to bring me flowers. For the rest of the day, the other boys and girls made fun of me because everyone knew about the best. I found out because one of my friends told me and then several of my classmates confirmed what was going on. I didn't think Valentine's Day could be any better. I took the flowers and chocolate home where my mom wanted to take a picture becuase it was her daughter's very first Valentine's gift. I still have that picture somewhere. It is kind of a reminder of everything that happened. I haven't liked Valentine's Day since then. Honestly it is just another holiday that people get to make money off of. I think people should show that they love each other everyday of the year not just February 14. I promise I am not trying to be a downer, I just want to be honest. 

Do you think you have found your Mr. Darcy? If it isn't Mr. Darcy you are interested in, then what book boyfriend are you interested in?


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