Every young girl knows that a dance is split up into three parts. 1) Prep: Getting ready with hair + makeup. 2) The Dance itself. And 3) The After Party. Now I’m not talking about an “after party, after party”, but when its over you hang with your girlfriends and hash over the whole events.
It was just as true 203 years ago as it is today. Yep in Pride and Prejudice after the ball, the girls do what every young girl after a dance does, DISCUSS IT!
So everyone finds the ball a complete success.
Jane danced with Mr. Bingley twice! Not once but TWICE!!!
If you remember from my earlier post, First Impressions, I discussed how dancing showed you were open to getting married. The women you danced with, showed your interest in them. By dancing with Jane, Mr. Bingley declared to the world that he was most def interested in pursuing Jane. Kind of the equivalent of:
Mary was called one of the most accomplished ladies from the neighborhood.
Now if you remember from my post Parental Favoritism and Just Can’t Get a Break Mary always gets the short end of the stick.
So finally, she is able to get a good word and be appreciated for talents. This is steering her away from having a breakdown and trying to destroy her village. Not everyone is that lucky to be complimented on their talents.
Exhibit A: The Phantom of the Opera
Exhibit B: Queen of Outer Space
Now Kitty never was without a partner. And what 15-year old isn’t pleased with that. Heck, who doesn’t love knowing that they are hot and in demand.
The same goes for Lydia. No wallflower here. Although with Lydia she doesn’t just think she is hot, she thinks she is the best of the best.
And that leaves us with Elizabeth.
Yep poor, poor, Lizzie.
Yeah she didn’t have the best of the night. Yeah Darcy did a real number on her pride. But Lizzie like all great sisters, puts aside her feelings and is all about being happy for Jane.
Besides, Elizabeth knows like any other girl who has had a bad time at a dance. There will be plenty more.
And you may meet a special someone:
Or just have an amazing time with your friends:
Yep, nothing to stress over. Just have fun!
For more on Pride and Prejudice, go to Oh NO YOU DIDN’T!
For more on Elizabeth Bennet, go to First Impressions
For more on Jane Bennet, go to Parental Favoritism
For more on Mary Bennet, go to Just Can’t Get a Break
For more on Kitty Bennet, go to Flu Season
For more on Lydia Bennet, go to Food, Food, Food!
For more of my favorite songs, go to The Animal I Have Become
In other news this marks my 400th post! That’s quite a lot. I can’t believe I’ve been able to accomplish that many. Yay Me! And Yay all of you who read this blog!
For post 300, go to That’s What You Get