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|The biggest nit pickof them all
Written by JulieW
(2/15/2004 8:49 a.m.)
Why did the script fail to include one small matter of import: Elizabeth telling Mr Bennet of all that Darcy has done for the family.
She is sitting there telling Mr B that Darcy has no improper pride..and stops at that.AGGHHH!
It drives me to distraction.
For in the book we can see that,after Elizabeth's revelation, Mr Bennet understands the extent of Darcy's unselfish love for Elizabeth and just why her opinion of him has changed.
To complete the favourable impression, she then told him what Mr. Darcy had voluntarily done for Lydia. He heard her with astonishment.
"This is an evening of wonders indeed! And so, Darcy did everything -- made up the match, gave the money, paid the fellow's debts, and got him his commission! So much the better. It will save me a world of trouble and economy. Had it been your uncle's doing, I must and would have paid him; but these violent young lovers carry everything their own way. I shall offer to pay him to-morrow: he will rant and storm about his love for you, and there will be an end of the matter." He then recollected her embarrassment a few days before, on his reading Mr. Collins's letter; and after laughing at her some time, allowed her at last to go, saying, as she quitted the room, "If any young men come for Mary or Kitty, send them in, for I am quite at leisure
It annoys me every time I watch.
Indeed, my husband still recalls my sceams of agony when the series was first boradcast on TV all those years ago.
And besides the adaptation deprives us of one of Mr Bennet's bset lines.............................
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