I finished off Pride and Prejudice last night after deciding that it just had to be read. I enjoyed it a lot, though still found it to be a lot like wading through knee-deep water; there's a lot of verbage that makes me take slow steps and constantly be on guard that I'm going to loose my shoes in the sticky bottom. I have the distinct feeling this has to do with having read too much YA recently, as I've gotten use to the fast-paced, get to the point style that typifies the genera. It was fun, and what's not to love about Mr. Darcy?
What did get me thinking was how I tend to start comparing characters (especially when there are multiple ones, like the five sisters) to people in real life. I honestly know a Lydia in real life (not that I'd ever tell her that), and I'm fairly certain I can call someone else a Kitty. I really worry I come off a whole lot like Mary too much, just because I really am always studying. Not that I try to be obnoxious or arrogant about it or anything. I think most people would like to be like Elizabeth the most, though I think I'd rather be like Jane--sweet and unassuming, willing to see the best in everything.
Which character suites you best?