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Pride and Prejudice
Transcript of Pride and Prejudice
Mr. Darcy:"It was a large, handsome stone building, standing well on rising ground, and backed by a ride of high woody hills; and in front a stream of some natural importance was swelled into greater, but without any artificial appearance" (Austen 229).
Elizabeth Bennet: “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" (Austen 48).
Mr. Collins: "'Mr. Collins is a conceited, pompous, narrow-minded, silly man: you know he is, as well as I do; and you must feel, as well as I do, that the woman who marries him cannot have a proper way of thinking.'" (Austen 131) Symbols Themes Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen
Presentation By: Kelsi Goshinsky, Kelsey Hoover, and Ana Beck Connect it Back Thank you for your time, and we hope you will pick up and read Pride and Prejudice someday. Motifs Mrs. Bennett
"' Perhaps he must, if he sees enough of her. But though Bingley and Jane meet tolerably often, it is never for many hours together; and as they always see each other i large mixed parties, it is impossible that every moment should be employed in conversing together. Jane should therefore make the most of every half hour in which she can command his attention. When she is secure of him, there will be leisure for falling in love as much as she chooses'" (Austen 23).
"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us"(Austen 18).
"She grew absolutely ashamed of herself. Of neither Darcy nor Wickham could she think, without feeling that she had been blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd...'Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly... I have courted prepossession and ignorance, and driven reason away where either were concerned.'" (Austen 196). Repetition The author's purpose is to show how prejudice and pride can cause one to be blind to the truth. Author's Purpose Courtship
"Mrs. Bennett treasured up the hint, and trusted that she might soon have two daughters married; and the man whom she could not bear to speak of the day before was now high on her good graces" (Austen 72)
"The attention of the younger ones was then no longer to be gained by him. Their eyes were immediately wandering up in the street in quest of the officers, and nothing less than a very smart bonnet indeed, or a really new muslin in a shop window, could recall them" (Austen 73).
"My beauty you had early withstood, and as for my manners- my behavior to you was at least always bordering on the the uncivil, and I never spoke to you without rather wishing to give you pain than not. Now be sincere; did you admire me like I admired you?" (Austen 248). Love
"'My object then,' replied Darcy, 'was to show you, by every civility in my power that I was not so mean as to resent the past; and I hoped to obtain forgiveness, to lessen your ill-opinion, by letting you see that your reproofs had been attended to. How soon any other wishes introduced themselves, I can hardly tell, but I believe in about half an hour after I had seen you'" (Austen 358).
"In vain I have 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" (Austen 205).
"Do not make yourself uneasy, my dear cousin, about your apparel. Lady Catherine is far from requiring that elegance of dress in us which becomes herself and her daughter. I could advise you merely to put on whatever of your clothes is superior to the rest--there is no occasion for anything more. Lady Catherine will not think the worse of you for being simply dressed. She likes to have the distinction of rank preserved" (Austen 175).
Reputation and Class
"'Good gracious! Lord bless me! Only think! Dear me! Mr. Darcy Who would have thought it? And is it really true? Oh, my sweetest Lizzy! How rich and how great you will be! What pin-money, what jewels, what carriages you will have! Jane's is nothing to it--nothing at all'"(Austen 365).
“I remember, when we first knew her in Hertfordshire, how amazed we all were to find that she was a reputed beauty; and I particularly recollect your saying one night, after they had been dining at Netherfield, ‘She a beauty! I should as soon call her mother a wit.’ But afterwards she seemed to improve on you, and I believe you thought her rather pretty at one time" (Austen 143). By piecing the symbols, repetition, motifs and themes together, one can understand the author's purpose of how prejudice and pride can cause one to be blind to the truth; Hence, Elizabeth was prejudiced while Darcy was full of pride but the minute they pushed both of these characteristics aside, they knew they loved one another.