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Pride and Prejudice

By: Caroline, Georgia and Karina

Caroline West

on 17 October 2012

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Transcript of Pride and Prejudice

Teaching Anti-Hero & Elements of Fiction Pride and Prejudice Relation to Conformity & Rebellion: In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Austen tackles a very common reality in the early 19th century. Summary What is Pride and Prejudice? Why we chose Pride and Prejudice Georgia Melby: "I chose this book because I had a general
knowledge of what would happen." Caroline West: "I chose Pride & Prejudice because I felt like the main character Elizabeth would rebel against the society of the day. and rebel against her mother's wishes. Pride and Prejudice is a 19th century novel written by Jane Austen that focuses on the main idea of a young lady's proper upbringing. Elements of Fiction Let's play a
dating game! Plot, Character, Setting, Point of View, Symbol, and Theme What happens in the story. Plot The protagonist and antagonist. This is who the story is centered around. Character This indicated the time and place of the story. Setting The perspective through which a story is told. Point of View These are objects that carry more than just a literal meaning in the story. Symbol This is how work of literature
is explored. Theme How are y'all gonna learn about the Elements? A fun way, of course. We have decided to incorporate the Elements of Fiction into none other than... a dating game! What you're about to do: First of all, our game is a spin-off of the original ABC television show, "the Dating Game," from the 1960s. We will have 3 bachelors hidden behind curtains answering questions asked by our lovely bachelorette about the steps of dating. How is this relevant, though? In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth falls in love with none other than the dreaded Darcy. Elizabeth was quite a shy girl who strayed away from men other than her father. Dating was out of her realm. It took her a bit of trial and error to realize this was what she needed in a relationship. Our bachelorette will ask her
bachelors questions about dating
related to the elements mentioned. Anyway, this is the main idea: Exposition: The meeting of Darcy and Elizabeth
Rising Action: The proposal
Climax: Darcy reiterates his feelings and Elizabeth's "change"
Falling Action: Letting people know about the engagement
Climax: The weddings Protagonist: Elizabeth
Antagonist: Snotty upper-class (ex. Miss Bingley) Longbourn, in rural England Pride and Prejudice is told mainly throughout the point of view of Elizabeth. Love; Reputation; Class women who lack fortune, need to marry "well". And by well, we mean WEALTHY. The story begins when a stranger named Charles Bingley moved into the neighborhood. The Netherfield Estate to be exact. When Mrs. Bennet hears the news, she is thrilled over the new man meat her one of her daughters could marry. All of the daughters attend a ball and are immediately impressed by Mr. Bingley. His looks, personality, and friendly disposition win them over. They are less impressed by the other man; a landowning aristocrat who is too pride. Mr. Bingley and the eldest daughter, Jane, soon form an attachment. A serious relationship is however opposed by his sisters. They look down upon Jane because of her mother's lower status. In the meantime of the two love birds, Darcy finds himself attracted to Elizabeth, even though he has strong objections to her family. As Darcy's interest grows, Elizabeth continues on, despising him every step of the way. She is instead interested in a personable militia officer, Mr. Wickham. In the midst of the budding relationships, a man named William Collins visits the family. He will inherit the estate when Mr. Bennet dies because of a legal structure known as an entail. He settles on marrying Elizabeth, but in response to her saying no, asks her best friend Charlotte to marry him. At this same time, Jane recieves a letter from Caroline saying they have left for good and hope to never return. Elizabeth is angry for her sister and suspects that Bingley's sisters and Darcy are trying to keep him from Jane. Elizabeth visits Charlotte at her new home in Hunsford, Kent, and meets Mr. Collins' patroness and Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine De Bourgh, an overbearing woman who thrives on meddling in other people's lives. Soon after Elizabeth's arrival in Kent, Darcy visits his aunt with his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam. Darcy puzzles Elizabeth with his behavior; he seems to seek out her company, but he never says much. One day, he surprises Elizabeth by proposing to her. Still repelled by his pride and believing Darcy is responsible for Bingley's separation from Jane and for Wickham's misfortune, Elizabeth refuses him. The next day, Darcy gives her a letter explaining his role in influencing Bingley away from Jane and details the facts of Wickham's situation. A careful examination of the facts reveals that Darcy, while proud, is innocent of wrongdoing, leaving Elizabeth mortified at her discovery of how her own pride prejudiced her against Darcy. After returning home for a month, Elizabeth goes on a trip with her aunt and uncle Gardiner to Derbyshire county, where they visit Darcy's estate of Pemberley. Darcy is still in love with Elizabeth, and Elizabeth begins to have similar feelings for him. Bingley returns to Netherfield and soon asks Jane to marry him. Jane, of course, accepts, and Mrs. Bennet's exultation is only lessened by her irritation at Darcy's occasional presence. Meanwhile, Elizabeth's happiness for her sister is interrupted by a visit from Lady Catherine De Bourgh, who has heard a rumor that Darcy and Elizabeth are engaged, which they are not. She lectures Elizabeth on the imprudence of such a match, and then demands that Elizabeth promise not to accept any proposal from Darcy. Elizabeth refuses, causing Lady Catherine to tell Darcy about Elizabeth's impertinence and to scold him about the folly of an engagement between them. Lady Catherine's description of Elizabeth's response to her demands gives Darcy hope that Elizabeth has had a change of heart. He proposes again and Elizabeth happily accepts. Elizabeth Bennet Mr. Darcy Jane Bennet Mr. Bingley Mr. Wickham Charlotte Lucas Mr. Collins Mr. Bennet Mrs. Bennet Lady Catherine de Bourgh Lydia Bennet Caroline Bingley A haughty aristocrat who owns the Pemberley estate, Darcy has trouble seeing the value in those beneath his social standing. Still, the ladies love him. Mrs. Bennet is a small-minded, vulgar woman with no sense of social tact, and she constantly offers up too much information. Mrs. Bennet is mainly comic relief, and is a pretty savage caricature. She has no self-awareness, she is kind of dumb, she is all surface and no substance, and she is fixated on getting her daughters married without any concern about their future lives. What is an Anti-Hero? It was Aristotle who first described the elements of a tragic hero in the classical Greek tragedy plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides 2500 years ago. Then, Shakespeare created his own type of tragedy plays, with their own distinct tragic heroes – Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear. They had similar principles which Aristotle first outlined. There’s a new kind of hero in town – the anti-hero. We’re not sure when the anti-hero came about; its definition depends on the relative time period. The definition of an anti-hero can be subjective. He is usually the protagonist or a key character. Generally, an anti-hero will have the following qualities: • it is clear that he has human frailties; he has flaws

• he is more accessible to readers because he is more “gritty”

• he is often disillusioned with society, or increasingly becomes so

• he often seeks for redemption or revenge for his own satisfaction, and sometimes for the greater good of society

• unlike the classical tragic hero, he doesn’t always think about what the right, moral thing to do – he often thinks about what’s right for him

• he is often misunderstood by others in his society

• he could perhaps be called a noble criminal or a vigilante

• qualities normally belonging to villains – such as amorality, greed and violent tendencies – are tempered with more human, identifiable and even noble traits

• their noble motives are pursued by breaking the law; a.k.a. “the ends justify the means”

• increased moral complexity and rejection of traditional values Examples: Batman "V" (V for Vendetta) Jay Gatsby Gollum Dexter Morgan Jane is a kind, quiet young woman. She is the eldest Bennet sister, and is very much in love with Mr. Charles Bingley. She never judges anyone, and acts as any proper young woman should. Best friends with Darcy. Mr. Bingley is a nice guy, who listens to his friends and family just a little too much. Falls in love with Jane. The protagonist. Second daughter of the Bennet's She reads often and is very intelligent. Her realization of Darcy's essential goodness eventually triumphs over her initial prejudice against him. BIGGEST MISTAKE: Marrying his wife. Very sarcastic and is a distant father & husband. Though he can be pretty obnoxious, he does care for Elizabeth= she's a daddy's girl. He warns her against marrying someone she doesn't care for or respect. Really likes Darcy. A whole lot.. But..... He could care less about her. She compliments him ALL the time. #desperate. She doesn't want her brother the marry Jane because of how Mrs. Bennet is. Is a boorish, pompous,
and ridiculous heir to the Bennet estate. He is also a clergyman whose
parish is in the estate of
Lady Catherine de
Bourgh. Continuously proposes to Elizabeth. And she continuously says no.. Is Elizabeth's best friend. She is sensible, young, intelligent but
only marries Mr. Collins to get out
of her parent's home. An extremely handsome, militia officer. His looks and charm attract Elizabeth initially- BUT Darcy's information about Wickham's past clues her in to his true nature, Elizabeth is then drawn to Darcy. The youngest of the Bennet sisters. She is: gossipy. immature. & Is a rich, bossy noblewoman. Mr. Collin's patron and Mr. Darcy's aunt. Lady Catherine epitomizes class snobbery, especially in her attempts to order Elizabeth away from marrying Darcy. GAME TIME! Can you match the movie title to the anti- hero?? Beatrix Kiddo Kill Bill. Captain Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean Henry Hill Goodfellas Scarlett O'Hara Gone with the Wind Tyler Durgan Fight Club Pemberely, Darcy's estate, literally and figuratively as a geographic symbol of the man who owns it Note to self; read symbolism.
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