prejudice pride

  • Darcy: [during first proposal] Have you any last words before I marry you?
  • Lizzie: You have got to be kidding me!
  • Darcy: Strange words.
It’s World Theatre Day!

So as a celebration, I’d like to post a series of photos. A number of you have asked about shows I’ve done in the past, so here are some highlights:

Pharaoh, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat:

Haberdasher, The Taming of the Shrew:

Laertes, Hamlet:

Oberon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

King Alonso, The Tempest:

Gordon (the Dead Man), Dead Man’s Cell Phone:

Antipholus of Syracuse, The Comedy of Errors:

Jack Worthing, The Importance of Being Earnest:

Mr. Wickham, Pride & Prejudice:

Alonzo, Cats:

And of course…

Wheatley, Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical:

friendly-neighborhood-narwhal  asked:

In Pride and Prejudice, what amount of time passed from the beginning to the end? How do you feel about the way their relationship professed from "Wow I totally hate you," to "Head over heels in love"?

The novel opens sometime in early September, I think (prior to Michaelmas, anyway,) and ends before Christmas of the following year, so altogether it’s the space of roughly 12 months or so, give or take a couple.

I mean, it’s inaccurate to say their relationship began at ‘wow I totally hate you’ because that was only Elizabeth’s experience, and it’s her point of view which we follow throughout the novel. Darcy’s an awkward insulting moron at their first meeting, and it’s just kind of interesting how there can be two such disparate experiences of a relationship after such an outset. He quickly comes to appreciate Elizabeth’s attractive qualities, but has little notion how to show his appreciation, particularly as her low connections and ridiculous family DO give him pause, at first, as he later admits (ungallantly,) and only her charms begin to render him helplessly in love with her against his better judgement. He can’t seem to help himself, and after some initial resistance and promising himself that He Can’t and Won’t and Certainly Does Not…oops, there he goes, up to his eyeballs in love with Miss Elizabeth.

MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH, Lizzie’s own rankling dislike for Darcy’s manners and his first and only slight given to her are plumped up by Wickham’s dirty dirty lies, and also Darcy’s meddling with Bingley makes ANOTHER black mark against him, in Elizabeth’s book. So with all that against him, and Darcy being unaware, of course his first proposal is an unmitigated disaster.

Darcy retreats, does his best to set some of the misunderstandings to rights with regards to Wickham, then more slowly goes about fixing the mess he made with Bingley and Jane, and then gets involved in the whole Lydia debacle. He’s been in love longer than Elizabeth at this point, and has continued being in love.

Elizabeth’s progression seems swifter and choppier because she must dismantle her mistaken notions about Darcy and rebuild them with bits of information gathered second-hand from Mrs. Reynolds and the Gardiners, and her own fleeting experience of Nice!Darcy, as well as sifting through more of Wickham’s endless torrents of bullshit.

Darcy was almost always in love with Elizabeth, and Elizabeth always had the capability within her to respect and care for Darcy, had she come to know him, truly. But getting off on the wrong foot, her family being mega-ridiculous, Darcy’s social ineptitude, their investment in Jane and Bingley getting together or not, and Wickham’s rotten liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssss all contribute to blocking Elizabeth from truly coming to appreciate and love Darcy. Once those matters are rather cleared up, the groundwork has already been laid, and Darcy is clearly worthy of her affection, and so the step to loving him is easily accomplished, by the end. Lizzie has done some serious soul-searching and cringing in the meantime, though, so to say it’s a total leap from Hate to Love in one fell swoop wouldn’t be accurate.

And 12 months or so is more than enough time for me to be satisfied with the progression of their relationship. It’s not like they had Netflix back then, so they had to do something with their time. Like needlework and falling in love with someone’s eyes when you didn’t think they were cute enough to dance with.


Mira’s Mom & Dad

Estella Batsheba Orpington (née Vauxhall) is Charlize Theron
Neal Annaelise Orpington is Richard Armitage

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of someone or other of their daughters.” (Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice)

anonymous asked:

What are your favorite period pieces?

Hi anon! Here are some in no particular order:

Pride and Prejudice (1995)
North and South (2004)
Les Miserables (2012)
Jane Eyre (2006 & 2011)
Anne of Green Gables
Northanger Abbey (2007)
Beauty and the Beast (1991 - it counts, I’m adding it)

I’m sure I’m forgetting some. Mostly I really like the stuff I tend to post/reblog on here. Also, the happier and/or more uplifting the ending the better! :)

i was tagged by @annematique to list 6 movies i can watch anytime and this is super difficult? movies are such a mood thing for me, but here’s what i usually fall back on:

  • you’ve got mail
  • the proposal
  • almost famous
  • 50/50
  • about time
  • pride & prejudice (2005)

god the second i post this i’m going to think of another movie that should be on here. whatever! tagging @betchnaesheim, @tarjeitrash, @cuddlyevak, @isakiyakis, @sanaknows, and @kardamomme

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Bold the titles you’ve read.

I wasn’t tagged but it looked interesting :) I saw it on @cathawayinspace ’s blog

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen.

2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien.

3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte.

4 Harry Potter series.

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee.

6 The Bible.

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte.

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell.

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman.

10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens.

11 Little Women – Louisa May Alcott.

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy.

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller.

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare.

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurie.

16 The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien.

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks.

18 Catcher in the Rye.

19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenege.

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot.

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell.

22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald.

23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens.

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy.

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams.

26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh. (partially)

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck.

29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll.

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame.

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy.

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens.

33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis.

34 Emma – Jane Austen.

35 Persuasion – Jane Austen.

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis.

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini.

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres.

39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden.

40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne.

41 Animal Farm – George Orwel.

42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown.

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving.

45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins.

46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery.

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy.

48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood.

49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding.

50 Atonement – Ian McEwan.

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel.

52 Dune – Frank Herbert.

53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons. (Flora Poste is my homegirl)

54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen.

55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

.56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens.

58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley.

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon.

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck.

62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov.63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt.

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold.

65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas.

66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac.

67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy.

68. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding.

69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie.

70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville.

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens.

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett.

74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson.

75 Ulysses – James Joyce.

76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath.

77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome.

78 Germinal – Emile Zola.

79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray.

80 Possession – AS Byatt. (partially)

81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens.

82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchel.

83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker

.84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro (partially)

.85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert. (partially)

86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry.

87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White.

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom.

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (partially)

90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton.

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

.92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery.

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks.

94 Watership Down – Richard Adams.

95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole.

96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

.98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare.

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl.

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

cole sprouse really out here serving LOOKS 

first we got the young james potter 

next is pride and predjudice lookin headass 

lastly we got the beauty and the beast “no one gets those beauts like gaston” look

damn younger me was rooting for the wrong sprouse 

If Jane Austen wrote The Empire Strikes Back:

He dueled him for many a long minute, and then trapping him at the end of a gantry, removed his hand from his wrist. Luke was surprised, but said not a word beyond his cry of pain. After a silence of several minutes, Vader came towards him in an agitated manner, and thus began,

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to offer you a place at my side to throw down the Emperor and reign over this galaxy.”

Luke’s astonishment was beyond expression. He stared, coloured, doubted, and was silent. This Vader considered sufficient encouragement, and the avowal of all that he felt immediately followed. He spoke well, but there were feelings besides those of the heart to be detailed, and he was not more eloquent on the subject of tenderness than of ambition.

“You do not yet realize your importance, and only now have begun to discover your power. Join me and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy.” 

In spite of his deeply-rooted dislike, Luke could not be insensible to the compliment of such a Sith Lord’s offer, though his intentions did not vary for an instant. He attempted to compose himself to answer Vader with patience as per the training Yoda had attempted to, but the pain from the end of his arm and the longstanding list of offenses against his friends gave Luke great trouble in this manner, and he replied thusly,

“In such cases as this, it is, I believe, the established mode to express a sense of obligation for the sentiments avowed. It is natural that obligation should be felt, and if I could feel gratitude, I would now thank you. But I cannot – I have never desired your good opinion, and you have certainly bestowed it most unwillingly. I will never join you.”

Darth Vader, who was leaning against the railing of the gantry with the gaze of his mask fixed on Luke’s face, seemed to catch his words with no less resentment than surprise. His fist tightened with anger, and the disturbance of his mind was visible in every movement. He was struggling for the appearance of composure, and would not speak, till he believed himself to have attained it. The pause was to Luke’s feelings dreadful. At length, in a voice of forced calmness, he said,

“And this is all the reply which I am to have the honour of expecting! I might, perhaps, wish to be informed why, with so little endeavour at civility, I am thus rejected. But it is of small importance.”

“I might as well enquire,” replied Luke, “why, with so evident a design of offending and insulting me, you chose to hand me this offer after removing my own? Was not this some excuse for incivility, if I was uncivil? But I have other provocations. You know I have. Had not my own feelings decided against you, had they been indifferent, or had they even been favourable, do you think that any consideration would tempt me to accept the offer of the Sith Lord, who has been the means of hunting my friends across the galaxy?”

He paused, and saw with no slight indignation that Vader was listening with an air which proved him wholly unmoved by any feeling of remorse.

“Can you deny that you have done it?” Luke asked.

With assumed tranquillity he then replied, “I have no wish of denying it. I have done everything in my power to crush the Rebellion and rejoice in my successes.“

Luke disdained the appearance of noticing this civil reflection, but its meaning did not escape, nor was it likely to conciliate, him.

"But it is not merely this affair,” Luke continued, “on which my dislike is founded. Long before it had taken place, my opinion of you was decided. Your character was unfolded in the recital which I received many months ago from Obi-Wan Kenobi. On this subject, of my father, what can you have to say?”

“You took an eager interest in that Jedi’s explanations,” said Vader in a less tranquil tone, and with a heightened colour.

“Who that knows what his understanding of the Force has been, can help feeling an interest in his worldview?”

“The Force” repeated Darth Vader contemptuously; “yes, the Light Side of the Force is great indeed. I am convinced in my knowledge that Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.”

“He told me enough,” cried Luke with energy. “You have long ago killed him!”

“No” said Vader, as he leaned across the railing towards Luke, “I am your father. Examine your feelings; you know it to be true.”

Luke felt himself growing more ashamed at this revelation, and despite his utmost efforts, a distraught denial left his mouth.

“You can destroy the Emperor,” continued Vader. “He has forseen this, and this is the estimation that I hold you in: it is your destiny. If you would but join me, together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. Come with me; it is the only way.”

Trapped as he was on the end of the gantry, it was clear what decision lay ahead for Luke, and again his intentions remained unaltered. With a calm descending upon him, Luke spoke with composure when he said,

“You are mistaken, Vader, if you suppose that your entrapment of me will mean the entrapment of my loyalty. From the very beginning, your actions, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your murders, and your imprisonment and torture of a young woman, were such as to form so immoveable a dislike that I had not known you a day before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to call father.”

To conclude his statement, and provide great shock to Vader, Luke stepped off the gantry.

@epix-elle​, this is the result of your “Darcy Vader” comment