Pemberley state of mind

“The Bennet family was in a very precarious situation, with five unmarried daughters and the ghastly Mr. Collins waiting to inherit the house. It wasn’t just a fluffy social comedy. The reason the book was so funny was that the comedy arose from real pain, the real prospect that unless Mrs. Bennet did her stuff and found suitably wealthy respectable husbands for her daughters, the consequences were dire. And we see those consequences with Charlotte Lucas, over the hill at 27, who makes a conscious decision to marry a physically repulsive man she doesn’t love because the alternatives are even worse: total dependence on her family, not being able to go anywhere unless someone else is going too, or a job as a governess, how grim is that?”
(Deborah Moggach, Screenwriter)

The Bennet family was in a very precarious situation, with five unmarried daughters and the ghastly Mr. Collins waiting to inherit the house. It wasn’t just a fluffy social comedy. The reason the book was so funny was that the comedy arose from real pain, the real prospect that unless Mrs. Bennet did her stuff and found suitably wealthy respectable husbands for her daughters, the consequences were dire. And we see those consequences with Charlotte Lucas, over the hill at 27, who makes a conscious decision to marry a physically repulsive man she doesn’t love because the alternatives are even worse: total dependence on her family, not being able to go anywhere unless someone else is going too, or a job as a governess, how grim is that?”

(Deborah Moggach, Screenwriter)

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    Charlotte Lucas :)
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    I just need everyone to know how much I identify and adore Charlotte Lucas. In a way, I think she far exceeds every...
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