Check Out the Curb Appeal on Mr. Darcy

Maybe the mistress of Pemberley could find a way to make this work.

by Rob Zacny
Mar 20 2019, 1:00pm

'Pride and Prejudice' still courtesy of Lionsgate

We might as well face this head-on. There's no hiding from it. We spend an hour of this podcast discussing, in detail, our discomfort and ambivalence about the way our heroine, Elizabeth Bennett, begins to turn all the way around on Fitzwilliam Darcy when she sees his mansion. Is she being influenced by crass material considerations? What do we make of this weird, almost mythologized connection between Darcy and his estate at Pemberley? We discuss Romanticism, Transcendentalism, and Austin's slashfic about Peter Parker and Darcy. We also dig into both the creepiness of Wickham, and the ways he is still misjudged and his dangerousness under-rated even after his character has been revealed, plus Mr. Bennett's maddening complacency. We learn Natalie has trouble with imagery and metaphor, Danielle might be a bad roommate, Rob is a bootlicking landlord apologist, and Austin has a worrying thing about wolves.

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