on.the.screen - pride and prejudice
i love this movie. this book. this story. pride and prejudice is amongst my favorite reads. i’ve probably read the book and watched the movie dozens upon dozens of times.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
DARCY: Miss Elizabeth. I have struggled in vain and can bear it no longer. These past months have been a torment. I came to Rosings only to see you. I have fought against judgement, my family’s expectation,
the inferiority of your birth, my rank. I will put them aside and ask you to end my agony.
LIZZY: I don’t understand.
DARCY: I love you. Most ardently. Please do me the honour of accepting my hand.
LIZZY: Sir, I appreciate the struggle you have been through, and I am very sorry to have caused you pain. It was unconsciously done.
DARCY: Is this your reply?
LIZZY: Yes, sir.
DARCY: Are you laughing at me?
DARCY: Are you rejecting me?
LIZZY: I’m sure the feelings which hindered your regard will help you overcome it.
DARCY: Might I ask why with so little civility, I am thus repulsed?
LIZZY: I might enquire why you told me you liked me against your better judgement?
DARCY: If I was uncivil, then that is some excuse.
LIZZY: But you know I have other reasons.
DARCY: What reasons?
LIZZY: Do you think anything might tempt me to accept the man who has ruined the happiness of a most beloved sister? Do you deny that you separated a young couple who loved each other, exposing your friend to censure for caprice and my sister to derision for disappointed hopes, involving them both in acute misery?
DARCY: I do not deny it.
LIZZY: How could you do it?
DARCY: I believed your sister indifferent to him. I realised his attachment was deeper than hers.
LIZZY: She’s shy!
DARCY: Bingley was persuaded she didn’t feel strongly.
LIZZY: You suggested it.
DARCY: For his own good.
LIZZY: My sister hardly shows her true feelings to me. I suppose his fortune had some bearing?
DARCY: I wouldn’t do your sister the dishonour. It was suggested…
LIZZY: What was?
DARCY: It was clear an advantageous marriage…
LIZZY: Did my sister give that impression?
DARCY: No! No. There was, however, your family…
LIZZY: Our want of connection?
DARCY: No, it was more than that.
LIZZY: How, sir?
DARCY: The lack of propriety shown by your mother, younger sisters and your father. Forgive me. You and your sister I must exclude from this.
LIZZY: And what about Mr Wickham?
DARCY: Mr Wickham?
LIZZY: What excuse can you give for your behaviour?
DARCY: You take an eager interest.
LIZZY: He told me of his misfortunes.
DARCY: Oh, they have been great.
LIZZY: You ruin his chances yet treat him with sarcasm.
DARCY: So this is your opinion of me?
LIZZY: Thank you. Perhaps these offenses might have been overlooked had not your pride been hurt by my scruples about our relationship.
DARCY: I am to rejoice in the inferiority of your circumstances?
LIZZY: And those are the words of a gentleman. Your arrogance and conceit, your selfish disdain for the feelings of others made me realize you were the last man in the world I could ever marry.
DARCY: Forgive me, madam, for taking up so much of your time.
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