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30 Days of Jane Austen || Favourite supporting character
I love Georgiana Darcy beyond all reason. Not Georgiana the adorkable shipper, or the bubbly teenager, or the charming waif. Those are likable enough in themselves (if…rather odd interpretations of canon), but my irrational adoration is for the excruciatingly shy, awkward, highly-strung, hero-worshipping Georgiana of the book, who likes Elizabeth because Darcy likes her and he could never be wrong about anything rather than because Elizabeth is just that amazing.
I love that she’s this highly-strung teenage girl who can barely speak in monosyllables and then is reduced to total silence when Caroline vaguely alludes to the regiment that Wickham is a member of (not Wickham himself, in the book). She’s pretty but not as pretty as her brother, she almost - but not quite - looks up to him as a father, her respect for him almost - but not quite - overwhelms her affection for him; she’s awed enough to blindly accept his every opinion as gospel, but not so much to prevent her sending a four-page letter. Honestly, I love pretty much everything about her canon relationship with Darcy(especially since it’s not controlling in canon).
And I also love how she’s this total refutation of the idea that ‘good girls’ are immune from sexual predation, because despite fandom trying to argue that there must be something about her that made her susceptible, there isn’t. The whole point of Georgiana, I think, is to be the anti-Lydia - exactly the same age, described in similar terms (tall, curvy, attractive but not gorgeous), but meek, obedient, nervous, affectionate, quiet, awkward, accomplished, rich. It doesn’t matter that she’s a ‘good girl’ and an aristocratic heiress; she was as vulnerable as Lydia, and she’s still traumatized a year later.
1813, y’all.

30 Days of Jane Austen || Favourite supporting character

I love Georgiana Darcy beyond all reason. Not Georgiana the adorkable shipper, or the bubbly teenager, or the charming waif. Those are likable enough in themselves (if…rather odd interpretations of canon), but my irrational adoration is for the excruciatingly shy, awkward, highly-strung, hero-worshipping Georgiana of the book, who likes Elizabeth because Darcy likes her and he could never be wrong about anything rather than because Elizabeth is just that amazing.

I love that she’s this highly-strung teenage girl who can barely speak in monosyllables and then is reduced to total silence when Caroline vaguely alludes to the regiment that Wickham is a member of (not Wickham himself, in the book). She’s pretty but not as pretty as her brother, she almost - but not quite - looks up to him as a father, her respect for him almost - but not quite - overwhelms her affection for him; she’s awed enough to blindly accept his every opinion as gospel, but not so much to prevent her sending a four-page letter. Honestly, I love pretty much everything about her canon relationship with Darcy(especially since it’s not controlling in canon).

And I also love how she’s this total refutation of the idea that ‘good girls’ are immune from sexual predation, because despite fandom trying to argue that there must be something about her that made her susceptible, there isn’t. The whole point of Georgiana, I think, is to be the anti-Lydia - exactly the same age, described in similar terms (tall, curvy, attractive but not gorgeous), but meek, obedient, nervous, affectionate, quiet, awkward, accomplished, rich. It doesn’t matter that she’s a ‘good girl’ and an aristocratic heiress; she was as vulnerable as Lydia, and she’s still traumatized a year later.

1813, y’all.