On page 92 of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Elizabeth is met with an interesting alternative from her parents. See, Mr. Collins, the aloof, soft, combat-shy and naive cousin to the Bennet’s has requested the hand of Elizabeth – mind you again that this is the most ruthless of the Bennet sisters – to which he’s met with a firm dismissal of the notion; Elizabeth is repulsed by the man. And so, Mrs. Bennet, eager beyond belief to see her daughters married off to wealth, throws quite the fit, turning to Mr. Bennet, the man of the glorious abode, for support.
Mr. Bennet has a surprise in store for his anxious wife. He looks to his daughter and utters some absolutely brilliant words:
An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.
It’s such an awesome exchange between the three that it leaves a mark. It’s humorous, it puts the greedy Mrs. Bennet in complete check and it reminds the reader that Mr. Bennet isn’t a protective father, he’s a loving father with the desire to see his daughters do what is right for them. His refusal to dissuade his daughter’s from practicing the art of combat shows a man who loves his children endlessly, as all he truly wants is to ensure that these lovely ladies are fit to survive in this unforgiving world.
The stellar moments in Pride and Prejudice are abundant. This story doesn’t relent on memorable moments, and we’re happy to share some of them with you!
Be sure to check out Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in theaters now. It’s a surprisingly engaging picture that plays it relatively close to the novel.
Check out the synopsis below, and while you’re at it, dig on one of the many awesome trailers for the film. Burr Steers directs the film while Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth and Charles Dance star.
Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.