Monday, December 14, 2009

Edward Cullen has nothin' on Mr. Darcy

Okay, I admit, I haven't read Pride & Prejudice.  Yet.  (Barnes & Noble has sent it and it should be arriving shortly.)  But I've seen the 2005 film adaption with Kiera Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy enough times to know that I know what I'm talking about.

And let's face it; without Pride & Prejudice there would be no Twilight.

Sorry twihards and baby-boom mothers.  Instead of picking up a book about sexual repression and vegetarian vampires that sparkle (Oh yeah, totally masculine, and on top of that, the werewolves can't take a hint.), why not pick up classic literature that might actually teach you about healthy relationships between boys and girls?

I'll admit, I was like you.  (Actually, I never liked the Twilight series; my friends and I were yelling at the stupidity of the characters the entire time, and when we realized we had to read through Jacob's point of view, I almost threw my book against my wall.  Almost.  Because it wasn't my wall's fault that Stephanie Meyer can't write.  But I digress.)  But that gets old.  Seriously.

And Moms.  Shame on you for letting your kid pine for relationships like these!  A vampire who stares at his girlfriend while she's asleep, even going to the point of preventing her from leaving the house.  "Oh, but he's protecting me!"  Yeah, Bella is really someone I want my future daughter to look up to.  Or my cousins, for that matter.

Mr. Darcy is a gentleman who knows how to take care of a woman without having to take off his shirt to do so.  He gets protective but allows the woman to make up her own mind about a certain situation (I'm looking at you, Wickham!)  Plus, he's ruggedly handsome, someone you look at more because there's something interesting about his face.  And Elizabeth Bennet is relatable because she has faults and she has regrets, but they make her more endearing.  And she actually owns up to them.  Oh, and she doesn't need a man to make her happy.

So screw you Edward Cullen, and Jacob Back for that matter.  Because I might not have read Pride & Prejudice.  Yet.  But I don't need to in order to figure out that Mr. Darcy is more of a man than you will ever be.


  1. I'm 100% with you on that. I adore the Thilight saga (in book) but Pride and Prejudice is so much better. I watch the movie to many time to count and I have read the book. It is good I'm sure you will love it like I did. XD

  2. How funny: I've just started reading Pride and Prejudice myself, and I really enjoy it.

  3. agreed. I read...i hated it when it came out, i learned to like it for the sake of my friends, before i decided to screw the kindess after researching about it..and re-reading it seeing more flaws in it.
    Edward is compared to what i call a abusive boyfriend...i read it somewhere...
    and the fact that he sparkles and is a 107 year old virgin is nothing to be ashamed off.
    i am ranting now...
    i read Pride and Prejudice and found Mr.Darcy as one of my favorite characters...
    ~Evanesence 's Love

    I know i misspelled something...

  4. Well...ummm I have to admit that 'Pride and Prejudice' was an A.W.E.S.O.M.E. book. I truly do love it. I've read it and found it to be very enthralling. So I must come to my senses and agree with u, but I’ve also read twilight and well it wasn’t the best but, it wasn’t so bad either, I mean after all ‘Twilight’ was in reality made to captivate the juvenile minds, while ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is often read by those with more English/literature intellect, and I mean people who can fully understand what Jane Austen meant in her dialects, meaning, people a lot older than teens. I mean lets be realistic, you don’t usually find many ‘teens’ reading 'Pride and Prejudice' unless they’re nerds, (any smart person with an obsessive interest) and I don’t mean that in an offensive way because I consider myself a nerd :) I’m also not trying to say that I disagree with your opinion far from it, I just have a different way of putting it and I rather not insult Stephanie Meyer because I have read her books and found them to be…okay. I just rather keep an open mind.and i dont mean to offend you by any means.

  5. Hey. im starting to like freak out because we have so many things in common. that's so cool! I LOVE Mr. DARCY too!

  6. This is a brilliant post. Mr Darcy is the ultimate fictional man.His unknown protectivness, and atraction, of Elizabeth, which for part of the book we as readers and even himself dont know about, gives the bases for all expectations of men in real life. While Stephenie Meyer goes on and on about how 'beautiful' Edward is, Jane Austen leaves room for the reader to imagine but with enough deatail to know he is a particully handsome man (Matthew Mcfayden for example).
    The fact that 'twihards' had the nerve to even call upon these supposed 'similarities' between them show that they have no idea what is good lirature and what is complete crap.
    And let's face it, Pride&Prejudice is the basis for all romantic books/films. Without it's excellent foundations we may have had more shit like twilight take over our cinemas and book shops.
    Mr Darcy is and will continue to be the world's most romantic man