MBK: Mr. Darcy, Mr. Tilney, and Captain Wentworth

The line between reality and television continues to blur as we bring you the next round of our never-ending game of Marry, Boff, Kill! This week we will be deciding the fates of our three favorite Jane Austen heroes: Henry Tilney (JJ Feild), Fitzwilliam Darcy (Colin Firth, duh), and Captain Frederick Wentworth (Rupert Penry Jones).

Whitney’s Answers:

jj-feild-henry-tilney-in-northanger-abbey-2008-x-350Marry Henry Tilney– I have not felt this kind of passion for a leading man since my Brendan Fraser phase in the late 90’s. And it’s not just because JJ Feild looks like Tom Hiddleston’s cooler older brother. Mr. Tilney embodies everything I look for in a man: funny, smart, gainfully employed, and wears breeches like he’s doing them a favor. Also, he seems like the most fun out of the three, a quality we value highly here at Fangirly. Right after raw animal magnetism, of course.

Mr. Darcy Colin FirthBoff Mr. Darcy- This is more of an obligatory boff, because my mother taught me that a lady must always boff Mr. Darcy, should the opportunity ever present itself. Also, Colin Firth is to sex appeal what Honda’s are to resale value: he never loses it.

tumblr_lj5wo4c7jA1qawq3lo1_400Kill Cap. Wentworth- For a while, Darcy and Wentworth were neck and neck for the coveted ‘boff’ position, until I remembered the horrific kissing scene at the end of the otherwise incredible drama Persuasion.

Really Captain, if it takes you that long to seal the deal on a kiss, I’m afraid I’m going to have to let you go. And, judging from what I just saw, I’d probably be putting you out of your misery.

Ellen’s Answers:

tilneyMarry Mr. Tilney – Well, at least Whitney and I can agree on something and that is the utter eligibility of one Mr. Henry Tilney.  This guy has it all, old school chivalry with all the modern sensibilities of charm, humor, and how to impress a lady by sharing her taste in entertainment (at least that works for me).  Mr. Tilney as portrayed by JJ Feild is even more marriage-worthy (Neve Campbell knows where it’s at).  While Mr. Darcy may have been my first Austen crush, my gateway hero, if you will, I’m sticking around for Mr. Tilney and his winning charm.

WentworthBoff Mr. Wentworth – I blame that kiss entirely on Anne.  He is letting her take the reins (even more hot). And have you SEEN him?!  He is described on the special features as being “sex on legs” and never will that  moniker be more appropriately applied.  But, Rupert Penry-Jones’ beguiling visage aside, Wentworth is a navy man and is probably accustomed to a quickie before leaving port. Wentworth is far too much of a gentleman to have been swayed by such temptations in the past, but in this MBK scenario, I would be that temptation.  And he would be scurvy and syphilis free, of course.

Colin-Firth-as-Mr-Darcy-mr-darcy-683507_1024_576Kill Mr. Darcy– As most of my “kills” do, this one kills me.  As I mentioned, Darcy was my first  love, but this Austen-lover has grown up and realized that she is looking for more than brawn with sideburns swimming in a lake.  I need someone with a little more personality.  Yeah, that house is hard to turn down, but who would want to clean that thing, or even oversee cleaning that thing?

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8 thoughts on “MBK: Mr. Darcy, Mr. Tilney, and Captain Wentworth

  1. As much as I love Rupert, I wish they would remake Persuasion because of Anne. It’s one of my favorite JA novels, but that actress doesn’t pull off the repressed passion very well – and yes, the kiss is RIDICULOUS.

  2. I feel like I’m cheating on Darcy for how much I love Tilney!! Like Whitney, Darcy was my first JA love…. and I agree with Ellen, that man will NEVER lose his sex appeal…. But then I met Tilney…. :) Sadly, I have never had the privilege of knowing Capt. Wentworth or seeing Persuasion!

  3. I’m going to have to agree with Ellen on this one. Sure Darcy is classic, but…come on. Wentworth is just asking to jump into your bed.

  4. I think Darcy feels as though he is rernuqiig Elizabeth to read his letter is because after she angrily turns down his marriage proposal, he really wants her to see that he is not who she thinks he is. He wants her to know the truth about Wickham because maybe if she really understands what his side of that situation was, she would have less animosity towards him. In addition, I think he purposely writes his feelings in a letter because maybe this way she would really understand him and take the time to actually read what he is feeling because he might feel as though when he talks to her she doesnt listen and just accuses him. Also, he may be doing this as a way of putting aside his pride because he doesnt want her to see his weaknesses.

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  6. Thanks for the update, ceinsdoring her work is as still relevant today as it was back when she was alive I’d say she was a pretty remarkable woman. How many writers today will still be able to claim their works are being published and cherished by future generations near 200 years after their death !!The world would certainly be a duller place for me as I love love love her works and to me they are the ultimate love story, you can keep your Mr Grey’s of this generation and give me Mr Darcy and Colonel Brandon any day of the week.

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