“Mr. Darcy’s letter she was in a fair way of soon knowing by heart. She studied every sentence: and her feeling towards its writer was at times widely different. When remembered the style of his address, she was still full of indignation; but when she considered how unjustly she has condemned and upbraided him, her anger was turned against herself; and his disappointed feelings became an object of compassion. His attachment excited gratitude, his general character respect.”
Ohh! That is the verse that captivated me and butterflies fluttered in my stomach. It’s the verse that is the breaking point in the book (I think?), where Elizabeth begins to change the way she thought about Mr. Darcy. The part when her Pride & Prejudice begins to crumble down. I read it again and again till the high remained in me and I was certain it would be my goodnight lullaby on the night I read it.
Pride & Prejudice was the novel I read when I broke up with my ex, and honestly it was the best! My anger towards him subsided, my constant thoughts of despair decreased and falling in love with a fictional character such as Mr. Darcy was a remedy. He is definitely the kind of man I’d love to be with, I mean who wouldn’t! He is handsome, gentleman, shy, connected, committed, intelligent, good reputation, rich… People will tell me no such man exists, but I refuse!!
The book is set in 19th century and first published in the early 1800s, so if you read this book do expect some weird classical English. It takes time getting used to and I had to note down words I did not understand.
It’s one of the most loved books of all time and to this day girls like me still exist who are captivated by its romance. So thank you Jane Austine!!
I recommend this book if you are craving for a classical love story and just like every fine book, it leaves an essence in your mind (occasionally your heart) that lingers for a longer while after you finished reading it.