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Looking for Mr. Darcy

I guess in someway, some people have some idea of what kind of men that they are looking for. Those people that they desire to spend the rest of their lives with. They may admit that those men will be perfect fits for them. I do not believe in perfect.

Which leads me to Mr. Darcy. His imperfections:- “For he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company and above being please.” from chapter 3 of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Those things, those imperfections were what made him stood out. His brooding, sulky and sometimes non-communicative behavior, was what made him interesting. Couple that with his opposite, Elizabeth Bennet, who had her flaws as well, and you have a fantastic love story. One that has some looking for their own “Mr. Darcy”. Or at least a modern day version to him or like him.

Colin Firth did an excellent job in the 1995 BBC/A&E adaptation to Jane Austen’s book. He captured the essence of who and what the character was about; and even today, via comments on youtube, of what some wish they have. But where can he be found? Does he exist?

The book, first called First Impressions, is a very good read. But remember when looking for your significant other, do not look for perfection, and that first impressions do not count. ๐Ÿ™‚

A man from the past

One of the most popular New Year’s Day resolution that’s made is the hope ofย  finding that special someone. The thought of being alone is not only scary and lonely but heartbreaking.

Which brings me to this question:- What kind of love interests do some people look for, or should look for? One that is available? Mr. Right? Or a man from the past? The whole point of writing this is because of the last one.

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite novels, and Mr. Darcy, one of my favorite characters. I do not believe that Jane Austen made him up out of thin air; somewhere he must have existed, and I guess some are saying if only he exists today.

Mr. Darcy’s ideal, well my kind of ideal. Take away his money and he will still be an interesting character. A gentleman with his flaws of snobbery and pride. But he was reformed. Love did it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now to the men who portrayed him. Colin Firth did an excellent job, Matthew Macfadyen, not so much. Firth was more believable; he got who the owner of Pemberley was. Macfadyen was flat; although, the version he starred in showed more emotions.

So do the men of today stack up against the men of the past? Should there even be a comparison?