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POV Project: P&P: Chapter Three

Very effusive thanks to hlbr for analysing this chapter and providing the code.



(1)Not all that Mrs. Bennet, however, with the assistance of her five daughters, could ask on the subject was sufficient to draw from her husband any satisfactory description of Mr. Bingley.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary.

(2)They attacked him in various ways; with barefaced questions, ingenious suppositions, and distant surmises; but he eluded the skill of them all; and they were at last obliged to accept the second-hand intelligence of their neighbour Lady Lucas.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary.

(3)Her report was highly favourable.
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition.

(4)Sir William had been delighted with him.
POV: Lady Lucas. Exposition.

(5)He was quite young, wonderfully handsome, extremely agreeable, and, to crown the whole, he meant to be at the next assembly with a large party.
POV: Lady Lucas. Exposition.

(6)Nothing could be more delightful!
POV: the ladies. Exposition.

(7)To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love; and very lively hopes of Mr. Bingley's heart were entertained.
POV: the ladies. Exposition.

(8) “If I can but see one of my daughters happily settled at Netherfield,” said Mrs. Bennet to her husband, “and all the others equally well married, I shall have nothing to wish for.”
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(9)In a few days Mr. Bingley returned Mr. Bennet's visit, and sat about ten minutes with him in his library.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary.

(10)He had entertained hopes of being admitted to a sight of the young ladies, of whose beauty he had heard much; but he saw only the father.
POV: Mr. Bingley. Introspection/Summary.

(11)The ladies were somewhat more fortunate, for they had the advantage of ascertaining, from an upper window, that he wore a blue coat and rode a black horse.
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition/Action.

(12)An invitation to dinner was soon afterwards dispatched; and already had Mrs. Bennet planned the courses that were to do credit to her housekeeping, when an answer arrived which deferred it all.
POV: omniscient narrator for the first part. Action. The second part’s voice seems to be closer to Mrs, Bennet’s.

(13)Mr. Bingley was obliged to be in town the following day, and consequently unable to accept the honour of their invitation, &c.
POV: Mr. Bingley. Exposition.

(14)Mrs. Bennet was quite disconcerted.
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition.

(15)She could not imagine what business he could have in town so soon after his arrival in Hertfordshire; and she began to fear that he might be always flying about from one place to another, and never settled at Netherfield as he ought to be.
POV: Mrs. Bennet. Introspection.

(16)Lady Lucas quieted her fears a little by starting the idea of his being gone to London only to get a large party for the ball; and a report soon followed that Mr. Bingley was to bring twelve ladies and seven gentlemen with him to the assembly.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary.

(17)The girls grieved over such a large number of ladies; but were comforted the day before the ball by hearing that, instead of twelve, he had brought only six with him from London, his five sisters and a cousin.
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition/Summary.

(18)And when the party entered the assembly room, it consisted of only five altogether; Mr. Bingley, his two sisters, the husband of the oldest, and another young man.
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition.

(19)Mr. Bingley was good looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners.
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition.

(20)His brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, merely looked the gentleman; but his friend Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien; and the report which was in general circulation within five minutes after his entrance, of his having ten thousand a year.
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition.

(21)The gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man, the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr. Bingley, and he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till his manners gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity; for he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company, and above being pleased; and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend.
POV: omniscient narrator. Action/Exposition. For the second part it’s possible that the pov is the Merytonites. Exposition.

(22)Mr. Bingley had soon made himself acquainted with all the principal people in the room; he was lively and unreserved, danced every dance, was angry that the ball closed so early, and talked of giving one himself at Netherfield.
POV: Merytonites. Summary.

(23)Such amiable qualities must speak for themselves.
POV: Merytonites. Exposition. Or alternatively omniscient narrator.

(24)What a contrast between him and his friend!
POV: Merytonites. Exposition. Or alternatively omniscient narrator.

(25)Mr. Darcy danced only once with Mrs. Hurst and once with Miss Bingley, declined being introduced to any other lady, and spent the rest of the evening in walking about the room, speaking occasionally to one of his own party.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary.

(26)His character was decided.
POV: The Meryton Assembly attendees. Action.

(27)He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and every body hoped that he would never come there again.
POV: The Meryton Assembly attendees. Exposition.

(28)Amongst the most violent against him was Mrs. Bennet, whose dislike of his general behaviour was sharpened into particular resentment by his having slighted one of her daughters.
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition.

(29)Elizabeth Bennet had been obliged, by the scarcity of gentlemen, to sit down for two dances; and during part of that time, Mr. Darcy had been standing near enough for her to overhear a conversation between him and Mr. Bingley, who came from the dance for a few minutes to press his friend to join it.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary.

(30) “Come, Darcy,” said he, “I must have you dance.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(31)I hate to see you standing about by yourself in this stupid manner.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(32)You had much better dance.”
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(33)“I certainly shall not.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(34)You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(35)At such an assembly as this, it would be insupportable.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(36)Your sisters are engaged, and there is not another woman in the room whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with.”
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(37)“I would not be so fastidious as you are,” cried Bingley, “for a kingdom! Upon my honour I never met with so many pleasant girls in my life, as I have this evening; and there are several of them, you see, uncommonly pretty.”
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(38) “You are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room,” said Mr. Darcy, looking at the eldest Miss Bennet.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue/Action. (This one includes him doing something, but mere speaking is implied by the fact that it’s dialogue.)

(39) “Oh! she is the most beautiful creature I ever beheld!
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(40)But there is one of her sisters sitting down just behind you, who is very pretty, and I dare say very agreeable.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(41)Do let me ask my partner to introduce you.''
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(42) “Which do you mean?” and turning round, he looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said, “She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue/Action.

(43)You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me.”
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(44)Mr. Bingley followed his advice.
POV: omniscient narrator. Action.

(45)Mr. Darcy walked off; and Elizabeth remained with no very cordial feelings towards him.
POV: first part omniscient narrator. Action.

(46)She told the story however with great spirit among her friends; for she had a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in any thing ridiculous.
POV: omniscient narrator. Action/Exposition.

(47)The evening altogether passed off pleasantly to the whole family.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary.

(48)Mrs. Bennet had seen her eldest daughter much admired by the Netherfield party.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary.

(49)Mr. Bingley had danced with her twice, and she had been distinguished by his sisters.
POV: Mrs. Bennet. Summary.

(50)Jane was as much gratified by this as her mother could be, though in a quieter way.
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition.

(51)Elizabeth felt Jane's pleasure. .
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition.

(52)Mary had heard herself mentioned to Miss Bingley as the most accomplished girl in the neighbourhood; and Catherine and Lydia had been fortunate enough to be never without partners, which was all that they had yet learnt to care for at a ball.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary.

(53)They returned therefore, in good spirits to Longbourn, the village where they lived, and of which they were the principal inhabitants.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary/Exposition.

(54)They found Mr. Bennet still up.
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition.

(55)With a book, he was regardless of time; and on the present occasion he had a good deal of curiosity as to the event of an evening which had raised such splendid expectations.
POV: first part omniscient narrator. Exposition. Second part Mr. Bennet. Introspection.

(56)He had rather hoped that all his wife's views on the stranger would be disappointed; but he soon found that he had a very different story to hear.
POV: omniscient narrator. Exposition/Summary.

(57)“Oh! my dear Mr. Bennet,” as she entered the room, “we have had a most delightful evening, a most excellent ball.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue/Action.

(58)I wish you had been there.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(59)Jane was so admired, nothing could be like it.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(60)Every body said how well she looked; and Mr. Bingley thought her quite beautiful, and danced with her twice.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(61)Only think of that my dear; he actually danced with her twice; and she was the only creature in the room that he asked a second time.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(62)First of all, he asked Miss Lucas.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(63)I was so vexed to see him stand up with her; but, however, he did not admire her at all: indeed, nobody can, you know; and he seemed quite struck with Jane as she was going down the dance.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(64)So, he enquired who she was, and got introduced, and asked her for the two next.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(65)Then, the two third he danced with Miss King, and the two fourth with Maria Lucas, and the two fifth with Jane again, and the two sixth with Lizzy, and the Boulanger --”
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(66) “If he had had any compassion for me,” cried her husband impatiently, “he would not have danced half so much!
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(67)For God's sake, say no more of his partners.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(68)Oh! that he had sprained his ancle in the first dance!”
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(69)“Oh! my dear,” continued Mrs. Bennet, “I am quite delighted with him.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(70)He is so excessively handsome!
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(71)and his sisters are charming women.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(72)I never in my life saw any thing more elegant than their dresses.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(73)I dare say the lace upon Mrs. Hurst's gown --''
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(74)Here she was interrupted again.
POV: omniscient narrator. Action.

(75)Mr. Bennet protested against any description of finery.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary.

(76)She was therefore obliged to seek another branch of the subject, and related, with much bitterness of spirit and some exaggeration, the shocking rudeness of Mr. Darcy.
POV: omniscient narrator. Summary.

(77) “But I can assure you,” she added, “that Lizzy does not lose much by not suiting his fancy; for he is a most disagreeable, horrid man, not at all worth pleasing.
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(78)So high and so conceited that there was no enduring him!
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(79)He walked here, and he walked there, fancying himself so very great!
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(80)Not handsome enough to dance with!
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(81)I wish you had been there, my dear, to have given him one of your set downs. .
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

(82)I quite detest the man.”
POV: omniscient narrator. Dialogue.

Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
hlbr
Mar. 27th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
The colour didn't work. :(

I will try to figure out why tomorrow.
elizabethtilney
Mar. 27th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
I noticed! It wasn't double-spaced either, which was really weird (it *was* in word, but in lj I ended up added them myself).
hlbr
Mar. 27th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
Do you use the rich editor or the html one?
elizabethtilney
Mar. 28th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
Usually,
I use the rich text editor, but I realised that obviously that wouldn't work, and stuck it in HTML.
hlbr
Mar. 28th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Re: Usually,
Uh, then I've no idea. It should've worked... supposedly 'span' works in lj--according to the faq. Perhaps I made a mistake when writing the tag. (And then I c&p, so if there's a mistake, it's every time.)
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