Monday, October 24, 2005

TheOddsAreOneInSix

From a paper on Pride and Prejudice, written by a college student, somewhere in America:

"This shows that, though the marriage between Elizabeth and Darcy is the ideal match, it only happens one sixth of the time."

(Yes, he or she counted the number of marriages that take place in the novel).

I just love that on so many levels.

1 comment:

Sam said...

I'm particularly intrigued by the use of 'though' in the sentence. I'm tempted to read it as implying that we would expect the ideal match to occurr more frequently than it does - as if we are supposed to be let down that 'though' it is the ideal match, it doesn't happen all that often.