Usually I hate the junk we need to read for school, but now we're reading Pride and Prejudice, which I happen to like. I read way ahead, and I especially love reading the little altercations between Darcy and Caroline Bingley. She is quite the idiot. Sometimes I can't help but wonder what Bingley was thinking when he watched Darcy with Elizabeth. For some reason, none of the boys in my class like Pride and Prejudice. However, when I grumbled about The Pearl (John Steinbeck) they all exclaimed how much they loved it.
WHAT ON EARTH???
I hate The Pearl! The characters go through the worst the world has to offer, and it was all for nothing. Nothing changes and they get nothing. Nihilism at its worst. Pride and Prejudice, on the other hand, shows that people can accomplish anything they put their minds to. But they liked The Pearl?
And they say girls are irrational!