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Together, at the discovery of Pride and Prejudice

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Transcript of Together, at the discovery of Pride and Prejudice

MAJOR CHARACTERS:
Elizabeth Bennet
Mr. Darcy
Jane Bennet
Mr. Bingley
MR. BENNET
Together
at the discovery of
Pride and Prejudice

Who was
Jane Austen?

Male Characters
Pride and Prejudice
How is
the story told?

Female characters
Main themes in the novel
What is Pride and Prejudice about?
Plot
From the first moment they meet, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy feel a mutual attraction. They overcome many obstacles and adventures, and in the end they confess their mutual love to each other.
Setting
TIME STORY: English Industrial Revolution
TIME PLOT: 18th century
PLACES: Longbarn, a village in Hertfordshire
CONDITION OF WOMEN:
their only goals were
Main characters
Why Pride and Prejudice is a must read still today
Class project by Class 4DU
Liceo delle Scienze Umane "Caterina Percoto" - Udine
School year 2015-16
MINOR CHARACTERS:
Lydia Bennet
Mr. Collins
the Lucas family
marriage
BENNET'S FAMILY
having kids
rising up the
social ladder
ELIZABETH: beautiful, intelligent, stubborn, proud.
JANE: very beautiful, charming, sweet, pushover.
18th Century
Women couldn't inherit so they had to marry a rich man
Manners and decor
MRS. BENNET: silly, intrusive, ridiculous.
Five daughters
pleasant
warm hearted
special relatioship with Lizzy
MR. DARCY
MR. BINGLEY
Mr. Darcy's best friend
rich member of the upper class
good looking, friendly, gentleman, not as clever and snob as Darcy
open-minded
"Mr. and Mrs. Bennet"
Chapter 1:
MARY: not pretty,
not intelligent, boring.
Mrs. Bennet wishes that Bingley will marry one of her daughters
LYDIA: spoilt, immature, irresponsible, young.
FAMILY: her father George Austen was an anglican priest; her mother was Cassandra Leigh and Jane was the sixth of eight chidren.
BORN: 1775, Steventon
Mr. Bennet doesn't believe that Bingley might like one of his daughters.
KITTY: immature, gossipy,
not pretty, submissive.
OTHER CHARACTERS
LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH: aristocratic, old, despotic, snobbish.
EDUCATION: Jane was educated by Mrs.Crawley( dancing, music and drama). In 1786, her father continued her instruction at home.
CHARLOTTE LUCAS: friendly, too old for marriage.
"The ball at Netherfield"
Chapter 2 :
Mr Bingley arrives at the ball with his two sisters and a young man, Mr. Darcy (refined shape, handsome features and noble countenance)
Later, however, it turns out that he is a proud man who despises people of a lower social rank.
Mr. Darcy says that Elizabeth is tolerable, but not attractive enough to tempt him also because he would lose his reputation to dance with a girl who has been neglected by other men.
MR. COLLINS
snobbish and obsequious man
is the target of Elisabeth's irony
STYLE AND NARRATIVE TECHNIQUES
-Dialogue
Vehicle to
express irony
IRONY
Detailed descriptions
(Characters, environment, emotions)
The author slows the narration through ellipsis and flashback
Time of the story and the time of the narration don't match
Tenses: simple present & simple past
NARRATION
KIND OF NARRATOR

1st person narrator
In the reading of the letters
3rd person narrator
Through Elisabeth' s eyes

It conveys an important message:
we should not be influenced by
pride and prejudice
because they can
make us lose good things
in our lives.
It is still up-to-date
Themes are
relevant to us
:
love
,
free choices

personal independence
.
Elizabeth is a
modern
woman
Her actions are
revolutionary
for her time.
We
identify
ourselves with her
Ladies' description
Contemptous character
Good friend
Love with Lizzie
LIFE: In the 1800 the family moved to Bath.
Mr.Austen died, leaving the family in precarious financial conditions.
They moved in Southampton.
In 1817 she died of Addison's disease.
WORKS:
Her first novel was Love and Friendship.
In her adulthood she wrote :
Elinor and Marianne (the basis of Sense and Sensibility)
First Impressions (Pride and Prejudice)
In the 1798 she wrote Northanger Abbey.
Anonymously works : Mansfield Park, Emma and Parsuasion.
WHY DID SHE WRiTE ANONYMOUSLY?
Her identity war revealed by her brother after her death.
She could not reveal her name because the English society considered the female's entrance into the public sphere as a loss of feminity.
The ladies must studied at home with their family and not at University.
There was a government censorship of literature.
Love
Marriage
Decor & manners
Social conventions
(tea party, socialization)
Social classes
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