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Darcy’s Romance: The Backbone of P&P

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”

~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Ernest, Act One

She is tolerable, I suppose, but not handsome enough to tempt me!
Pride and Prejudice is more than a romance–a great deal more–but the romance is what continues to make it the favourite book of many people (including my mother-in-law) and to make its adaptations successful commercially. There is a heroine we take into our hearts, a hero, a misunderstanding, and a resolution based on the action the hero takes to
win his bride. It ends on the marriage of the two protagonists. The romance of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy is the backbone of the novel.

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