A Critical Review of Pride and Prejudice

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A Critical Review of Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, shows two characters overcoming their pride and prejudices while falling in love. In the beginning Elizabeth believes that Mr. Darcy is too proud and rude, but in time to come they start to admire and love each other. They bond together through their pride and prejudice, and in the end, they overcome the obstacles that held them back.

Jane Austen was born December 16, 1775 in Steventon, England to George and Cassandra Austen. Jane had many different types of education. At age six she was sent away to Oxford with her sister Cassandra. Three years later, they both got sick and were sent to Madame Latoelle, who conducted Abbey School. After the Abbey School, they were sent home to be educated by their father. Jane was never married but was very close. In 1801, she was engaged to a man named Blackall, but all ended it because of his sudden death. In 1802, another man proposed, but she declined because she did not love him. In 1802 her first novel, Northanger Abbey, was published. In 1812 published her most famous book Pride and Prejudice, originally known as First Impressions. Later she died in Winchester, England on July 18, 1817.

The story is centered around two main characters, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth was her father’s favorite child. Being twenty years old she possesses brains, beauty, confidence, and independence. A lot like her father, Elizabeth knew that society was all about money and rank. By being prejudice against society, she attacks Mr. Darcy's pride (Moore). Her pride comes from discriminating others by believing she knows everything. Her pride is hurt when she over hears Darcy commenting about her. Believing Mr. Wic...

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...many different levels. Pride and Prejudice emphasizes on pride, prejudice and love. This well written novel shows that having pride and being prejudice is not always a bad thing.

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