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Pride and Prejudice Summary and Analyse of Chapters 17, 18 & 19
Transcript of Pride and Prejudice Summary and Analyse of Chapters 17, 18 & 19
Mr. Collins introduces himself to Darcy.
Lizzy rejects Mr. Collins' offer of marriage.
Mr. Collins asks Lizzy for the first two dances
"The Queen of Controversy"
"The handsome hunk"
"Footstool of Lady Catherine"
"Sweet little angel"
"The rich, educated and sophisticated landowner"
Jane and Elizabeth discuss the Darcy-Wickham affair.
A ball in Netherfields was announced!
"...Can his most intimate friends be so
in him? Oh! no."
- Jane Bennet
"...and Elizabeth thought with pleasure of dancing a great deal with Mr. Wickham."
- Jane Austen
falling in l ve
Jane tries to
that there is something amiss in the story Wickham told Lizzy.
Lizzy suspects Mr. Collins of having
designs on her.
" She had dressed with more than usual care, and prepared in the highest spirits for the conquest of all that remained unsubdued of his heart, trusting that it was not more than might be won in the course of the evening."
- Jane Austen
"...Wickham had been obliged to go to town on business the day before , and was not yet returned;"
completely falls for Wickham
without questioning anything about him. Everybody makes mistakes.
Wickham avoids the dance on
The dance is finally over and Miss Bingley comes along.
"...Charlotte couldn't help cautioning her in a whisper, not to be simpleton, and allow her fancy for Wickham to make her appear unpleasant in the eyes of a man ten times his consequence".
- Jane Austen
Mr Collins is making a
fool out of himself
The next day, Mr. Collins proposes to Lizzy.
Mr. Collin's reasons for marriage show that he only required a marriage of convenience.
Mr Collins can't take no for an answer.
He thinks he is more than eligible for ANY woman considering his position in life and not considering what the woman might want.
Mr. Collins insults Lizzy. However, she has a mind of her own and will not give in. she is not the typical, sensitive Victorian who would succumb out of fear for the future. she'd much rather live by herself.
This is what Lizzy's reaction should have been:
Chapters 17, 18 and 19