E is for Easy, Tiger!

Crikey, and I thought objectification was a modern thing.

Wickham’s turned up, and Elizabeth is creaming her pantaloons over his ‘amiable face’.

Yes yes, these fine Regency ladies have decided Handsome Face = Good Character, and vice versa. Even poor Mary is described thusly:

‘…Mary, who having, in consequence of being the only plain one in the family, worked hard for knowledge and accomplishments…’

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Yeah Mary, better get good at something and do it quickly, cos there ain’t no one looking at your unspectacular visage. I don’t feel entirely sorry for Mary, as she’s a bit of a tit, but I’m sure she’s only like that because the rest of the women in her family are shallower than all the Kardashians put together.

So I am actually enjoying P&P, it’s wicked funny, but it really is making me go “PTCHAH!” a lot.

Anyway, back to Wickham. I’d put money on him turning out to be a bad egg, handsome face or not: those sorts always do.

 

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