I was asked by a new-found friend and Jane Austen fan over at Upstart (an online magazine for emerging journalists) to write a piece about what it is that makes Pride and Prejudice so popular. Why are we still reading it 200 years later? The formation of this article, Pride and Prejudice still on top, was a lot of fun.
Caroline Bingley, it seems, is often hard done by in Pride and Prejudice. What’s really going on in her mind when she shuns the Bennet girls? Why is she so jealous of Elizabeth? Is there anything nice actually going through her head? I decided to write a bit of fan fiction to the effect, as Caroline Bingley writing to an imaginary cousin called Lucy. Continue reading
Mr. Bingley always seems to be a bit of a pathetic 2D character, so I thought I’d liven him up a bit. I’ve tried to focus on the day-to-day happenings around the house, the things we never get to hear much about, as far as my imagination will stretch… I’ll admit it was a bit difficult, and I kept jumbling up things. If there are any glaring errors let me know.
This is Mr. Bingley’s monologue, said about the time he has just moved in to Netherfield Park: Continue reading