WordPress Daily Post: It Builds Character

“Tell us about a favorite character from film, theater, or literature, with whom you’d like to have a heart-to-heart. What would you talk about? Photographers, artists, poets: show us a CHARACTER.”

One of the most fascinating female characters in literature and film is Elizabeth Bennet of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It would be fascinating to uncover the thoughts that drove her to behave as a woman ahead of her time. In a time when marrying was often a woman’s only way to financial security, her choice to reject a marriage proposal from an unwanted suitor was unconventional. Which leaves unanswered questions: Did Elizabeth have faith that she would eventually find love? Was marriage ever on her mind before she fell for Mr. Darcy? Was she worried about living as a “spinster” or was she fully content with the prospect of a permanently single life?


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