Love Conquers All

By Monica Patel

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife (Austen 1). He sat down for a few moments, and then getting up, walked about the room. Elizabeth was surprised, but said not a word. After a silence of several minutes, he came towards her in an agitated manner, and thus began: "In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you" (Austen 128-129).

In vain I have struggled.

We do not suffer by accident.

My feelings will not be suppressed.

I admire and love you.

It is a truth universally acknowledged.

For which I believe,

It is us who cherish a feeling, real or imaginary.

Our own vanity, often is what deceives us.

My object was to show you that your wishes had been attended to.

To not let emotions be swayed.

Does anyone truly understand?

My vanity,

Your pride,

Just leads to the fact that,

Love does conquer all.