A couple of weeks ago, I borrowed the video tapes of Pride and Prejudice from a lady in our church. I watched each 50 – 60 minute tape on 6 subsequent evenings. Once again, I really enjoyed watching the story of the Bennet women unfold. Then, this week, A&E began showing the series again, so I have been watching snippets as time has allowed. Since I just saw the whole thing 2 weeks ago, it is sort of fun to just watch a bit here and there, and it doesn’t bother me not to sit and watch the whole thing again. As I have watched these bits and pieces, I have been struck by the give and take between the characters–particularly Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Jane Austen was masterful at creating a character through dialogue. Elizabeth Bennet’s words are what created her persona. Of course, by watching the video, I am seeing a really good actress make those words work even better. If you have never seen this version of P&P, I encourage you to do so. It is entertaining–and yes, even for men.