How Mr. Collins proposed to Elizabeth Bennet:
Not way back, Mary Patricia and I noticed a film based mostly on the Jane Austen’s novel Satisfaction and Prejudice. The scenes through which Mr. Collins and Mr. Darcy proposed to Elizabeth Bennet made us cringe with disgust.
That is what Mr. Collins says in a boorish preamble:
“Nearly as quickly as I entered the home I singled you out because the companion of my future life. However earlier than I’m run away with by my emotions on this topic, maybe it should advisable for me to state my causes for marrying-and furthermore for coming into Hertfordshire with the design of choosing a spouse, as I definitely did.”
Subsequent he presents his causes:
“My causes for marrying are, first, that I believe it a proper factor for each clergyman in simple circumstances (like myself) to set the instance of matrimony in his parish. Secondly, that I’m satisfied it should add very drastically to my happiness; and thirdly-which maybe I should have talked about earlier, that it’s the specific recommendation and advice of the very noble woman whom I’ve the honour or calling patroness.”
One can perceive that Mr. Collins is a ridiculous character whose actions and speech are intentionally inserted within the novel to convey in regards to the a lot wanted comedian reduction. However Mr. Collins is not joking-he is sort of severe!
And talking of seriousness, we discover that probably the most severe character of your complete forged, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, makes use of the identical boorish and unromantic marriage proposal; a proposal much more despicable than that of the loathsome Mr. Collins.
How Mr. Darcy proposed to Elizabeth Bennet
Once more, a boorish preamble:
“In useless have I struggled. It is not going to do. My emotions is not going to be repressed. You could permit me to let you know how ardently I love you.”
Subsequent he presents his causes. The precise phrases might have been too painful for the readership of the instances; and in good sense the writer has the narrator to intimate them solely. As an alternative the narrator tells us about Darcy’s expectations:
“He [Mr. Darcy] concluded with representing to her the power of that attachment which, regardless of all his endeavors, he had discovered unattainable to beat; and with expressing his hope that it could now be rewarded by her acceptance of his hand. As he stated this, she may simply see that he had little question of a beneficial reply. He spoke of apprehension and nervousness, however his countenance expressed actual safety.”
When Elizabeth rebuffs him with a scathing speech of which probably the most memorable line is “…and I had not recognized you a month earlier than I felt that you simply had been the final man on the earth whom I may ever be prevailed to married,” Mr. Darcy as a substitute of constructing a sleek exit, insists by remarking on his superiority of standing, his superiority of connections, and by the vulgarity of Elizabeth’s relations.
Mr. Collins and Mr. Darcy’s proposal had been insults and affronts slightly than honor and homage to the beloved.
Nothing of their speech initiatives love however coldness and conceitedness.
Though I used to be not fairly eighteen years of age after I proposed, I instinctively knew that it’s the man’s function to woo the beloved and win her hand in a method that’s heat and loving. The person’s speech (proposal) I used to be certain must be clear and stuffed with ‘you’ and never with ‘me’ or ‘I.’
How I proposed to Mary Patricia:
Once we had been in between lessons Mary Patricia and I might meet both on the solar dial or by the sycamore tree in entrance of Lewisohn Corridor. With none expertise in amorous proposals, and fearful that my nervousness would botch up what may very well be probably the most momentous event of my life, one afternoon sitting beneath the previous tree I scribbled just a few notes on an index card.
Then as if beneath the spell of a guiding power, as we stood beneath the sycamore tree, that is what I learn to her:
“Since we met, you have made me a greater scholar, a greater particular person: kinder and nobler. And I now have a burning need to achieve life; not due to me, not due to my household, however as a result of I would like you to consider me as a worthy particular person.
“If I at all times really feel compelled to carry your hand and to place my arms round you, it’s as a result of I wish to ensure you are human, that you simply aren’t an angel or a goddess. I can’t think about the remainder of my life with out you by my aspect, for you and your music are every little thing to me now: after I’m awake I consider you, after I sleep I dream of you, and in my desires you’re my hypnosis, my delirium, and my peace.
Having learn my scribbling, and as I obtained down on one knee, I requested Mary Patricia:
“Will you marry me-will you marry this poor boy from the Andes who was born to like you endlessly?”