Saturday, October 3, 2009

Poll Results

I think I did not give enough time for my poll! Oh well! Now to share the results, as well as a quote by or about the person being mentioned. :-)

Fitzwilliam Darcy: Unbelievable! This, the man that everyone adores, and only one person voted for him!

"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." -Mr. Darcy to Lizzie

"We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of m
an; but this would be nothing, if you really like him." -Mr. Bennett to Lizzie

Edward Ferrars: Poor Edward, no one voted for him.

"I do not attempt to deny that I think very highly of him-- that I greatly esteem him-- that I like him." -Elinor about Edward

"My behavior at Norland was very wrong, but I convinced myself that you felt only friendship for me, and that it was my heart alone that I was risking. I h
ave come here with no expectations only to profess now that I am at liberty to do so; that my heart is-- and always will be-- yours." -Edward to Elinor (in the 1995 movie)

Christopher Brandon: Two votes for Colonel Brandon! It was hard to find the right quote because Emma Thompson did much to develop his character in the 1995 movie version of Sense and Sensibility. He is a man whose actions speak what is in his heart, rather than his words. So I just posted a picture from one of my favorite parts in the film. :-)

Edmund Bertram: No votes for Edmund either! Too bad, because I do like him despite his faults. :-P

"To me, the sound of Mr. Bertram is so cold and nothing-meaning, so entirely without warmth or character! It just stands for a gentleman, and that's all. But there is nobleness in the name of Edmund. It is a name of heroism and renown; of kings, princes, and knights; and seems to breathe the spirit of chivalry and warm affections." -Fanny about Edmund

George Knightly: Ahhhh!! Who doesn't love Mr. Knightly? He's nearly everyone's ideal. He received three votes from very enthusiastic Emmas. :-)

"I must, I will,—I will tell you truths while I can; satisfied with proving myself your friend by very faithful counsel, and trusting that you will some time or other do me greater justice than you can do now." -Mr. Knightly to Emma

"I cannot make speeches, Emma: If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more." -Mr. Knightly to Emma

Henry Tilney: Two votes for Henry (one of them being mine)! I'm ever so curious, who else voted for him? I love Henry because he's so real; he has Knightly's good sense with the addition of a great sense of humor!

"It was no effort to Catherine to believe that Henry Tilney could never be wrong. His manner might sometimes surprise, but his meaning must always be just: and what she did not understand, she was almost as ready to admire, as what she did." -Jane Austen, chapter 14

Frederick Wentworth: No votes for him either! Understandable, because it is annoying when he flirts with the other girls when he is really in love with Anne. :-S But he is a cool character nonetheless, and his proposal has got to be the best! :-D

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you." -Wentworth in a letter to Anne

Disclaimer: Just because I posted a picture of Tilney from the 2007 movie edition of Northanger Abbey does not mean that I have watched it or promote it. My mom previewed it and I guess the screenwriter added some questionable elements to it... so I suggest you read the book and fall in love with Henry that way. ;-) (All the other films represented in these pictures I enjoy very much! :-) )


Teddy said...

T'were I, dear Mack! I've only read "P & P" and "Northanger Abbey" and I couldn't decide for the longest time but finally Henry's goodness and humor won out! :)

Lilly said...

I had a VERY hard time choosing between Mr. Darcy and Mr. Knightly. Although I’m most like Elizabeth Benet and his “beautiful estate, Pemberly (sp?)” was quite tempting his “temper that he can not vouch for” is what turned me off. I think in that regard we would clash.

Therefore, I chose Mr. Knightly. I like very much the way he gently but straightforwardly tells Emma her fault “proving himself the most faithful friend.” However, I wouldn’t have made him leave his house. It looks quit grand and I would have liked to see the inside.

Melanie said...