Friday, March 7, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [66] - Best Leading Man

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

Sidekick Showcase March - Oscars and St. Patty's Day Topics: best dressed, biggest drama queen, red head, lucky, Irish, Saintly, ect.

My choice is Mr. Darcy
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Mr. Darcy picture created by Jaclyn Canada as portrayed by Matthew Macfadyen

Fitzwilliam Darcy is a character that shows us that things are not always what they seem. He is of high status and appears arrogant to those not of his close circle of friends. They however see him as one of the kindest people they've ever met. One fun thing about this book is the intense debate readers get into about who is 'Pride' and who is 'Prejudice'. The argument can be made that Darcy is prideful and will not engage with ladies below his stature. He is also prejudiced about these women because he believes they are all after marrying a rich husband. However, Elizabeth is too proud to get close to Darcy because he hurt her feelings on their initial meeting. She is also prejudiced against him being a snob and too rich. So I'm of the mind that they both share the two title's characteristics. The best part of the book is how it all unfolds and that neither of them at the end hold onto their pride and prejudice, but let it go. If you haven't read it, please do. Or at least see the movie :D The only adaptation I've seen is with Kiera Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen (I'm watching it now), but I'm sure the Colin Firth mini-series is very enjoyable as well.


“I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little yielding— certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget the follies and vices of other so soon as I ought, nor their offenses against myself. My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost, is lost forever.”

“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged; but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever.”

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

“She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me, and I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.”

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  1. First off I love that you're watching the movie as you write up this post. I love that movie. The drawing rocks. Best leading man is spot on!!

  2. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Of course, Matthew Macfadyen is second choice to Colin Firth for me. But he did grow on me. ;) I, naturally, saw this movie and now own it. And you did a wonderful rendering of him, Jaclyn. Fantastic choice of theme and you know you could never go wrong with Mr. Darcy, in my opinion.

    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  3. Oh yessss, classic choice. I am so in love with Darcey I just want to scream. And I only see him as Macfadyen, even though I do love Colin Firth.

  4. I thought it was hilarious seeing Kiera and Matthew again in Anna Karenina together. Such completely different roles for the two of them from P&P. Colin Firth is pretty excellent too :D

  5. I feel like I watch it almost every weekend along with Tangled and Ever After. If I had Frozen, I'd be watching that one over and over again too LOL. I haven't seen the Colin Firth one, but I would love to someday. Thank you :D Have a great weekend!!

  6. Hahaha :D It's on in my house a lot. Thank you so much!!

  7. I am a bad book blogger lol, I have still not read this

  8. I'm almost afraid to say it...I've not read ANY books with Darcy or the classic. *duck*

  9. Oh! And Happy Pi day xD

  10. Oo! Great pick! :)


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