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Pride And Prejudice

By Gwen Miller
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Transcript of Pride And Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice
Jane Austen By: Gwen Miller Themes LOVE Theme - the unifying subject or idea of a story Love is shown through out the novel in many forms from romantic love, to sisterly love. It is very prominent and the driving force behind a lot of characters actions. Judgment This is a huge theme in the book, many things happen because of peoples fails judgment and the way they jumped to conclusions about one person of another. Characters The Bennet’s: Mr. Bennet – He is a well mannered and smart man. He likes best his quiet and his studies. His favorite daughter is Eliza because he finds her most sensible, and at times he can’t stand his own wife’s child like attitude.
Mrs. Bennet – a lively woman who’s main concern is to marry off her daughters. She would love if each one married a rich man to secure her own future. She likes to jump to conclusions and assume things.
Jane - The eldest of the all the Bennet girls. Is a shy well mannered who only wants love. She is sweet and kind and does not like to think ill of people. Her closest companion is Eliza.
Elizabeth – The second oldest of the girls and the favorite of there father. She is very sensible and likes to feel that she is a very good judge of character in people.
Mary – The middle child and very smart. She spends a lot of her time studying and wants to be the best. She putts all of her time in to being smart and doesn’t put a lot of feeling in to things.
Kitty – Wants to have fun and fallows everything that Lydia does. Does not like to take instruction a wants to be just like Lydia though she is younger.
Lydia – Wild child. She wants nothing more then to be the most popular and spend as much money as she can. She is a spoiled little girl that thinks it is to okay to do anything. Mr. Collins – The cousin of the girls and when Mr. Bennet dies in to inherited the estate because he has no son and females can’t own property. Is an up tight man who lives strictly by Gods word. He is rather boring and drives all of the Bennet’s nuts.
Mr. Gardiner – He is Mrs. Bennet’s brother. Is a business man London and is a very respectable man.
Mrs. Gardiner – Mr. Gardiners wife, She is a very kind woman and is a great friend and very helpful to Eliza The Bingley’s: Bingley – A wealthy and slightly playful man. Though his true feelings stay hidden most the time and is truly as shy man.
Louisa Hurst – Bingley’s married sister. She is a slightly deceiving and up tight woman. She fallows most thinks that her sister says.
Caroline – Bingley’s other sister. She has her eye on Mr. Darcy and because of that she does not like Eliza and treats her as though she is a bad person and almost worthless and ends up treating Jane just as badly. The Darcy’s: Darcy – He is a wealthy honest man. He speaks what he thinks to be the truth and is always concerned about the people he loves.
Georgiana Darcy – A sweet quiet girl. She learns as much as she can and plays the piano well. Lady Catherine – A very wealthy woman. She is overly proper and up tight she treats Eliza as if she has no manors.
Anne de Bourgh – The daughter of Lady Catherine. She is fragile and doesn’t come out of the house or do much
Wickham – An officer that comes to town and seems to be a very good man, but in all honesty gambles way to much and uses people for what he wants.
Author’s purpose is to illiterate how you can’t judge some one till you really take the tome to get to know them. Quotes: "he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company, and above being pleased; and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend" (58) "You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared me the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentleman-like manner" (224) "How despicably have I acted!' she cried. - 'I, who have prided myself on my discernment! - I, who have valued myself on my abilities!." (236) "The Bennets were speedily pronounced to be the luckiest family in the world, though only a few weeks before, when Lydia had first run way, they had been generally proved to be marked out for misfortune" (361) This is the characters reaction to Mr. Darcy when they first meet him and this does not change much till then end of the book. This is what Elizabeth says to Mr. Darcy after he says he loves her and asks her to marry him, as well as said that her family made him not want to marry him This is Elizabeths reaction the Mr.Darcys letter that shows her his true character and why he has acted the way he has. This is the thought after Bingly and Jane are engaged and it shows how quickly peoples judgments can change. Schema.
“She [Mrs. Bennet] was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. “
I know from my previous knowledge that most people like that cause a lot of problems and say to much. So I suspect that this character will act that way as well because people with that demeanor usually do.
Inference
"An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do." At this point you must draw the conclusion that Mr.Bennet really does not like Mr.Collins. He has never come out and say it but if he wants so badly for his daughter to not marry him he must not like him Monitor Meaning and Comprehension
“He spoke of apprehension and anxiety, but his countenance expressed real security”
I stopped not quite understanding what all this meant so I looked up words I didn't know and re-stated the sentence. He spoke of being scared and uneasy, but he acted better showed that he was really okay with him self and everything. Determining Importance
"Mr. Darcy, you see, is the man! Now, Lizzy, I think I have surprised you. Could he, or the Lucases, have pitched on any man within the circle of our acquaintance, whose name would have given the lie more effectually to what they related? Mr. Darcy, who never looks at any woman but to see a blemish, and who probably never looked at you in his life! It is admirable!" Not all of that is a big deal but the important part is “Mr. Darcy, who never looks at any woman but to see a blemish, and who probably never looked at you in his life! It is admirable!” because it is a complete contradiction of how the man truly is and at this point in the book we know that. Evoking Images
“She was suddenly roused by the sound of the door-bell, and her spirits were a little fluttered by the idea of its being Colonel Fitzwilliam himself, who had once before called late in the evening, and might now come to inquire particularly after her. But this idea was soon banished, and her spirits were very differently affected, when, to her utter amazement, she saw Mr. Darcy walk into the room. “ this scene you can almost see that sadness in her face when she was hoping for the kind man and go the one that she basically hates. Synthesizing
This is where I put my own new idea or perspective on the text. I am going to do this with the entire book. Where most people see the romance and love in this book. I see it is so much more, I think Jane Austen meant it to send a message. I think she meant it to tell people to not be so full of them self's all the characters in this book that cause about them self’s most and did not change only bad really happened to them. She want to show people something more then just a love story. Questioning
Asking questions to make meaning of the text
“This is the estimation in which you hold me! I thank you for explaining it so fully. My faults, according to this calculation, are heavy indeed!” Thick
Questions that cover large concepts and have no specific answer.
I wonder, now that he knows what she thinks of him what is his side of the story? Thin
Questiong used mainly to clarift the text. Have a yes or no answer.
Is her opinion of him really that wrong? Foreshadowing
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. Simile
"Your profusion makes me saving; and if you lament over him much longer, my heart will be aslight as a feather." Hyperbole
"I know he will fight Wickham, wherever he meets him, ane then he will be killed" Summary
The book starts off by introducing you to a mother and father with five daughters. Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia. There mother is trying to get the father to meet the new rick man moving in to a manor just a ways away to that there daughters may meet him and have a chance of winning his heart. He reluctantly does as his wife wishes. Then at the next town ball the rich new man named Mr. Bingley shows up with his two sisters, brother in law and a friend named Mr. Darcy. The five daughters are introduced to Mr. Bingley and every one thinks him to be quite a gentleman. Though his friend on the other hand though is very rich is very rude and talks to no one but the people he came with. The day after the ball the mother of the daughter Mrs. Bennet is bragging about how Mr. Bingley danced with Jane twice and took a liking to her. Soon after that Jane got a letter from Mr. Bingly's sisters inviting her to dinner at there house. Mrs. Bennet being the evil mastermind that she is makes Jane ride the horse there instead of take the carriage, then as Jane is riding there it rains and she falls ill making it so that everyone at Mr.Bingley's home insists that she stay till she is better. Elizabeth being worried about her sister walks the many miles to Mr. Bingley's home to check on her sister, and they intern invite her to stay till her sister is better. During that time Mr. Darcy starts to see her in a new light and her feeling towards him are that he is still a rude man. Upon seeing Mr.Darcy start to take a liking to Elizabeth Mr.Bingley's unmarried sister get jealous and it rude to Elizabeth and the sisters treat her as though she is not good enough. During this time Mr.Bingley is only liking Jane more and more. As soon as Jane is well enough the two girl return home, only to make there mother sad that they did not stay longer. During the time that the older sisters where away the two younger ones went to the near by town and found out that there where officers there and spent as much time as they could there. Mr. Bennet now lets the family know that there cousin who is to inherent the house when he dies is coming to see them. When he shows up he spends most of his time telling the Bennets just how nice there home is. He soon reveals to Mrs. Bennet that he plans to take one of her daughters as a wife and has his eyes one Jane. Mrs. Bennet tells him that Jane may soon be married so he now sets his eyes to Eizabeth. The next day the Bennet sisters and Mr. Collins go to town where they meet a officer named Mr. Wickheh. Elizabeth taking a liking Mr.Wickhem talks to him most of the time and learns that he grew up with Mr. Darcy and finds out that when Mr. Darcy's father died Mr. Wickhem was to receive a post as a Clergy of one the Rectory that Darcy’s family oversee, but Mr. Darcy did not let him. This just make Elizabeth dislike Mr.Darcy even more. Then a few days latter there is a ball held at Mr.Bingley's estate. All of the Bennet's go as well as there cousin. He dances very badly with Elizabeth and her entire family except foe Jane makes a fool of them self. Also during that night with out realizing it Elizabeth agrees to dance with Mr. Darcy, so they dance and share few words. The next day The cousin Mr. Collins asks Elizabeth for her hand ans she says no. She he turns his sight to there neighbor and Elizabeth's friend Charlotte Lucas. They are soon married and go back to London to gather. Soon after Jane gets a letter from Mr. Bingley telling her that he is going to London for the winter and may not come back. Jane heart broken is invited to also stay in London with her aunt and uncle. A while after that Elizabeth is invited to go see Charlotte and takes her up on the offer. They spend some time at Lady de Bourgh's who is a friend of the collin's as well the aunt of Mr.Darcy. A few weeks into her stay, Darcy arrives with his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam. During this time Darcy makes a point of seeing how Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam get along during this visit. Settling closer to her while she plays the piano, Darcy shows no interest for Miss De Bourgh the daughter of lady de Bourgh, his intended future wife. Also during this time Elizabeth comes to find out the Mr.Darcy is the reason the Mr.Bingley left, and hurt Jane. One night Eliza decides not to get to lady de Bourgh's claming she does not feel well. While alone with the others at dinner, Darcy visits Elizabeth alone. During this visit, Darcy shocks her by declaring that he not only admires and loves her, but wishes to marry her. he, however does not accept, stating that he should be ashamed of that speech as well as his treatment of Jane and Wickham. As Elizabeth was walking Mr. Darcy comes up and gives her a letter to read that states he will not renew his offer, but that he wants to explain the situations. He though that Jane did not love Mr.Bingley and did not want to see him hurt. He also explains that Wickham received a sum from the will after Darcy’s father’s death. He returned shortly afterward having spent that sum and asked for more. Darcy refused to give him any more and Wickham soon disappeared. Soon enough, there is evidence that the Wickham and Darcy’s sister are close to eloping, which he stops with barely enough time to spare. Soon after she returns home to find that her younger sisters have spent much time with the officers ant that the officers will soon be leaving. Mrs. Forster invites Lydia to stay with her family in Brighton where the officers are going and her father lets her go even though Elizabeth says it is not s good idea. Elizabeth is invited on a trip with her aunt and uncle and goes with them. They end up visiting the estate that Mr.Darcy owns and see him. He is very kind to both them a Elizabeth, and invites Elizabeth to meet his sister. She meets her and they enjoy each others company very well. Though soon after this Elizabeth gets a letter informing her that Lydia has tun away with Mr. Wickham. She immediately goes home to fined her mother very up set and her father and uncle go looking for Lydia. As soon as they find her Wickham reluctantly agrees to marry Lydia for a large sum of money thought to be payed by her uncle but Elizabeth soon finds out that Mr. Darcy found them and payed Wickhem to marry Lydia. After all the trouble with Lydia was over Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy show up at the Bennet's estate and spend some time there. The Jane soon gets an offer of marriage form Bingly and accepts. Mr. Darcy leaves town and Elizabeths feeling form him have now changed. Though soon after he leaves Lady de Bourgh comes and tells Elizabeth that she is not to marry Mr.Darcy. Elizabeth says that she will make no promise that she wont, Soon Mr. Darcy comes back and spends some time with Elizabeth eventually making her another offer of marriage which she excepts to the astonishment of her family still thinking that she hates him. After they are married Jane and Elizabeth live in estates not far from one another and spend a lot of time together.
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