So first of all Happy Valentines’ Day to everyone.I hope you all enjoyed these posting as much as I did. But now for the final moment:
Romantic Moment #14
Northanger Abbey (2007)
Now I absolutely love this book, and the movie. It was done so well as J.J. Feild and Felicity Jones really captured the characters of Catherine and Mr. Henry Tilney. It was just amazingly done! I still can’t get over how well the directors and writers did on this, the spirit of the book lived in this, something that very, rarely happens.
Catherine Morland comes from a well-off (very large) family. She spends most of her time reading novels, and imagining herself in them, along with such adventures happening to her; but is always sadly disappointed that nothing exciting seems to happen.
However, a family friend invites her to Bath, where she meets two very different men, Henry Tilney and John Thorpe. Henry is sarcastic, witty, and not like anything she expected.
Mr. John Thorpe is the brother of a new friend and relentless in pursuing her, even though he just met her and doesn’t even know her.
Catherine finds herself drawn to Henry, and when his sister Eleanor invites her to stay with them at Northanger Abbey, she heartily agrees.
When Catherine arrives there she can definitely feel there is something…spooky there. Then Eleanor tells her of the strange way her mother died…
What mystery does Northanger Abbey hold? Who will she choose? Will a girl who loves novels and fictional life ever be satisfied with reality?
Most Romantic Moment: Storybook Ending
Mislead by the Thorpes, General Tilney, Henry’s father, believed Catherine was richer than she was. When he finds out that she is not an heiress, and as he believes not worthy of his son, he sends her packing.
At home, Catherine is much changed. She believes she was sent home for her runaway imagination, believing General Tilney killed his wife, and henceforth swears off the reading of novels altogether. After all nothing in life is ever like novels.
Or does it?
Lo and behold, just as Catherine is in a sorry state; Mr. Tilney comes bounding up on a white horse. A white horse! Man is this guy a dreamboat. Almost every girl has had that dream of Prince Charming on a white horse.
The next part is the most romantic! Mr. Tilney explains to Catherine about why his father got rid of her and tells her that he loves her and wants to marry her no matter what; that he’s willing lose everything to be with her.
“Henry Tilney: I-I have broken with my father, Catherine, I may never speak to him again.
Catherine Morland: What did he say to you?
Henry Tilney: Let me instead tell you what I said to him. I told him that I felt myself bound to you, by honor, by affection, and by a love so strong that nothing he could do could deter me from...
Catherine Morland: From what?
Henry Tilney: Before I go on, I should tell you there’s a pretty good chance he’ll disinherit me. I fear I may never be a rich man, Catherine.
Catherine Morland: Please, go on with what you were going to say!
Henry Tilney: Will you marry me, Catherine?
Catherine Morland: Yes! Yes I will! Yes!”
Aw!!! He is So sweet!
I want a Mr. Tilney of my own.
So that ends the Valentine’s countdown. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday whether you are single or in a relationship. Eat lots of candy, wear red, watch sappy movies; that’s what I’ll be doing. 😀
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
To check out the rest of the romantic moments:
For more on Northanger Abbey, go to Mr. Tilney’s Dating Tips
For more Mr. Tilney, go to Project Runway