Pride and Prejudice – Episode 4
Oh my goodness we are over half way done- it kills me how much I love this movie! I remember reading the book in high school, oh so long ago and then watching the movie. It is still stuck with me and I’m obsessed with any and every version of it! I better go back and read the book again too!!
If you missed episode one click HERE, episode two click HERE, episode three click HERE and for a list of all episodes and their links click HERE. If you are feeling crazy and just need to skip ahead HERE is episode five and HERE is six.
Here you go for Episode 4
If you want to read a little snippet of this episode first, here it is:
Episode 4 – Darcy justifies his previous actions in a long letter to Elizabeth: he misjudged Jane’s affection for Bingley and exposes Wickham as a gambler who once attempted to elope with his young sister, Georgiana, to obtain her inheritance. Back at Longbourn, Mr Bennet allows Lydia to accompany the militia to Brighton as a personal friend of the militia colonel’s wife. Elizabeth joins the Gardiners on a sightseeing trip to Derbyshire and visits Pemberley, Darcy’s estate, during his absence. Greatly impressed by the immense scale and richness of the estate, Elizabeth listens to the housekeeper’s earnest tales of her master’s lifelong goodness, while Darcy refreshes from his unannounced journey home by taking a swim in a lake. After an unexpected and awkward encounter with Elizabeth, a damp Darcy is able to prevent the party’s premature departure with an unusual degree of friendliness and politeness.
I would have to say the absolute sweetest of characters and tied for favorite, with Mr. Darcy, is Jane Bennet. I absolutely love her! Here is her little bio:
Jane Bennet is the eldest Bennet sister. Twenty-two years old when the novel begins, she is considered the most beautiful young lady in the neighbourhood. Her character is contrasted with Elizabeth’s as sweeter, shyer, and equally sensible, but not as clever; her most notable trait is a desire to see only the good in others. As Anna Quindlen wrote, Jane is “sugar to Elizabeth’s lemonade.” Jane is closest to Elizabeth, and her character is often contrasted with that of Elizabeth. She is favoured by her mother because of her beauty.
She falls in love with Mr Bingley, a rich man who has recently moved to Hertfordshire. Their love is initially thwarted by Mr Darcy and Caroline Bingley who are concerned by Jane’s low connections and have other plans for Bingley. Mr Darcy aided by Elizabeth eventually sees the error in his ways and is instrumental in bringing Jane and Bingley back together. Jane is the second Bennet to marry.