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Pride and Prejudice

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Bridget Bitter

on 11 October 2012

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Transcript of Pride and Prejudice


lived in 18th Century England
Believed strongly in the gender injustice
Austen educated primarily at home, learning to read, draw and play the piano at an early age.
composed her first piece of mature writing at nineteen years.
Preferred to remain anonymous.
Died on July 18th 1817 at age 41,
Of the six novels Austen wrote, only four had been published by the time of her death.
Wrote love inspired books, packed with catastrophe, romance, and anticipation. Elizabeth Bennet
The second daughter of the Bennet family and by far the most intelligent and quick-witted, her sharp tongue and tendency to make hasty judgments often leads her astray. Elizabeth is the protagonist in Pride and Prejudice and is a well known character in English literature. Elizabeth has lived through a life of unrealism with an overbearing mother, concerning wild younger sisters, and yet has managed to find favouritism in her distant father. Her honesty, virtue, and clever wit lead her to rise above the social status of her family wealth and right into the eyes of well-established Mr. Darcy. Through Elizabeth's teasing wit brings on Lady Catherine's disapproval and Darcy's admiration. Having exceptional perceptions of other’s Elizabeth is known for her power of observation, in spike of her mistake in misjudging of Wickham and Darcy stubbornly not recognize her error in judgment until she is forced; Elizabeth is usually accurate in her judgment. Indeed she identified Lady Catherine as a tyrant, Mr. Collins as foolish, and the inappropriate behavior of most of her family. However from sensible first impressions of Darcy and Wickham lead Elizabeth to categorical wrong assumptions about their characters diminishing her confidence in her own perspicacity, an amalgamation of both pride and prejudice is what guides her into her worst errors. Protagonist

Favored by her distant father.
Second daughter of the Bennet family
Well known character in English literature.
Extremely intelligent, stubborn and quick-witted.
honesty, virtue, and clever wit lead her to rise above the social status of her family wealth
Known for her exceptional perceptions of other’s
struggles with the idea of her misjudgment of charactors Fitzwilliam Darcy

Extremely wealth and well-connected
Round Charactor
Viewed as being full of himself
An only son, allowed, almost encouraged, to be selfish and overbearing as a child.
Multiple rumors spread leaving him irredeemable
Devoted predominantly to the happiness and well being of his younger sister.
the Bennet family farm is a major injustice simply because when Mr.Bennet dies his estate will be given to his cousin Mr. Collins who “may turn you all out of this house as soon as he pleases.”(46)
Mrs.Bennet first impression of Darcy views him as“the proudest most disagreeable man in the world.”(9).
However as the story progresses Darcy’s true nature is revealed as a "generous loving man."(186)
Darcy subtly hints that he cannot marry Elizabeth because “our habits of expense make us too dependent, and there are not many in my rank of life who can afford to marry without some attention to money."(138)

“A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing and the modern languages to deserve the word.”(29) - Miss.Bingley

“[After I die, Mr.Collin's] may turn you all out of this house as soon as he pleases,”(46) - Mr.Bennet

“Our habits of expense make us too dependent, and there are not many in my rank of life who can afford to marry without some attention to money."(138) - Mr.Darcy

Inspiring and lively, receiving a well-deserved 9/10.

Captivating, this novel emotionally invests the reader in Elizabeth Bennet unfolding relationship with wealthy aristocrat Mr. Darcy.

Impossible put down.

Although a great read the old English vocabulary is often hard to fallow.

Very basic plot outline. First Impressions
set in patriarchal England
a love story of the 18th century and the hardships that unfold because of the culture
As Trouble arises, this fantastic novel is hard to put down
plenty of gossip and lots of delicious scandal.
powerfully captivating, breathtaking, and inspiring to all women.
Initial Situation-Bennet family meets Mr.Charles Bingley, new in the neighborhood along with Mr.Fitzwilliam Darcy.
"[Mr.Darcy is] the proudest most disagreeable man in the world.”(9)

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”(131)

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”(13) Referring to how Darcy viewed Elizabeth “not handsome enough to tempt me.”(7)

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”(102) Author’s Life and Reputation Elizabeth Bennet The Gender Injustice Present in the 18th Century Appearance versus Reality Much Money is Necessary for a Happy and Successful Marriage Protagonist’s Perspective Cultural Indicators Closing Statement and Recommendation Charles Bingley

Love Interests Eldest of the Bennet family
Exceptionally beautiful
Very close with Protagonist
Handsome and very wealthy
Kindhearted
Best Friend of Mr.Darcy
New to the
Jane Bennet Mr. Plot Conflict:
Bingley begins
falling in love with Jane Bennet, but his sisters and friend do not approve. Elizabeth catches Darcy's eye. Complications:
Bingley's sisters and Darcy succeed in talking Bingley out of marrying Jane. Elizabeth is sickened by Darcy's hardheartedness towards true love. Dilemma:
Darcy has developed feelings for Elisabeth, and all the objections he has for Bingley not to marry Jane also apply to himself.
Climax:
Darcy illustrates his true heart for Elizabeth, “In vain have I 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,”(142) Suspense:
Carefree Lydia, runs off with Mr. Wickham, potentially ruining the Bennet family name forever. Initial Sutuation:
Bennet family meets Mr. Bingley along with Mr.Darcy who are new in the neighborhood.
Issues Themes &
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