irje #3

I have continued reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. These words said by Darcy really captured my attention. “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” chapter 6, pg5. The context of these words are that earlier in the novel Darcy was obligated to accept he had feelings for Elizabeth Bennett. Meanwhile Caroline Bingley flirted with him. Caroline asked what was he thinking about and he responded. How pretty Elizabeth’s eyes were but made it sound has a joke. So Darcy keeps up the joke because he knew she was going to ask that because women are always thinking about marriage. He complained that he couldn’t made a compliment without all the girls thinking he wants to get married.

I like this quote because eventhough it is a tongue-in-cheek quote. It’s is true  in Jane Austins novel women tempt to make marriage a central priority or obsession. So many Women like Caroline Bingley are alert for competition. It is meaningful because it shows how all the ladies in Pride and Prejudice with just one compliment that made ideas that goes from admiration to love and then to marriage.

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