The plot of the novel follows traditional plot guidelines; although there are many small conflicts, there is one central conflict that sets the scene for the novel. The novel is about an embarrassing; mismatched couple and their five daughters. The novel begins with Mrs. Bennet, telling her daughters of the importance of marrying well. During this time a wealthy man, Charles Bingley, moves close to Netherfield, where the Bennets’ reside. The Bennet girls struggle to capture his attention, and Jane, who judges no one, is the daughter who manages to win his heart, until Mr. Bingley abruptly leaves town.
As the story progresses Mr. Darcy finds a likeness for Elizabeth that she does not return. After Mr. Darcy proposes to Elizabeth, that she rejects, he clears up all the mistakes that Elizabeth believed he had made. Elizabeth then realizes that Mr. Darcy evolves much like herself, she falls in love with him, and he finally proposes to her, which she accepts. Through Austen’s use of strong character’s she illustrates how society and class can produce prejudice between two people madly in love. Through Austen’s use of characterization she explains how social prejudice prevents true love from unraveling.
She is a rich, busy noblewoman. Elizabeth and Darcy run into each other. Darcy asks Elizabeth to marry him but she says no because she still doesn’t like him. She said she was upset because he messed up Jane and Bingley’s love affair and also cheated Wickham. He admits to messing with Jane and Bingley, but tells her that Wickham is a jerk.
Written to change the outlook of marriage, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice presents marriage as the business of life with an array of intelligent and comical characters. Faced with the challenge of marrying off five daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have greatly influenced the choices of their daughters with their own marriage. This causes some of the daughters to marry for status and wealth, while others choose something less superficial. The relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Bennet is not necessarily a loving one, differing much from the Gardiners we meet later in the novel. “Mr.
“Hi Bridget, how’s your love life?” And “so, Bridget, why is it you career girls can’t hold down a decent man?” Bridget often puts off answering the question, with a quick, witty reply. “Well I suppose it doesn’t help that beneath our clothes we’re covered in scales!” In pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth’s younger sister Lydia runs away with her love interest Mr Wickham. The couple were frowned upon, as the idea of pre-marital sex brought sh... ... middle of paper ... ...Mark Darcy and Mr Darcy are too proud to approach the women and fear rejection. The men also feel slightly pressured to conform to the traditional male roles by looking after the women they love. Examples of this are when Mr Darcy pays off Wickham for the Bennets, and when Mark lets Bridget have an exclusive interview to save her getting the sack from her job.
The traits pride and prejudice can be seen as desirable merits: self-respect and intelligence. Pride and Prejudice shows that human nature can be influenced by the society in which one subscribes. Marriage, one of the basis of the novel, was somewhat a tragic experience for Mr. and Mrs. Bennett. Mr. Bennett was captured by a pretty face, and was in a marriage that tied him to a foolish woman for the rest of his life. The result was disastrous to Mr. Bennett's character: he was, "forced into an unnatural isolation from his family, into virtual retirement in his study and the cultivation of a bitter amusement at his wife's folly and vulgarity," (Daiches 753-754).
It did not help that she is trying hard to interact with her sister Liz and Ms.Lucas, but her interpretation of pride and vanity is correct. In addition her quote includes a clue for the readers, specifically on how it affects Elizabeth and Darcy. Pride usually always found itself in Darcy’s character and along the book affected his reputation. When attending his first ball with Liz’s presence, he comments to Bingley: "She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men” (8). At the beginning of the book, Darcy’s pride became his enemy that everyone in society catches.
Jane Austen does this by discussing the theme of pride throughout the novel. The concept of pride in this book is defined as an excessively high opinion of one's own dignity, importance and worth. Throughout the novel, Jane Austen satirizes the manners of all classes, exposing people who have excessive pride as rude and often foolish, regardless of wealth or station. While the term of pride pertains particularly to Mr. Darcy there are other characters that portray this trait as well. Jane Austen has depicted pride in her minor characters as a means of demonstrating its importance as a theme of this novel.
She was sensible and clever; but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation. She was generous, amiable, interesting: she was everything but prudent.”(1.V) This is a good introduction because it encapsulates much of what is evaluated in Marianne throughout the novel. First, the two sisters are compared and contrasted for the similarities and differences in their demeanor, values, self -control and interactions in society and various relationships. Then, in Marianne alone, there is a clear lack of balance between the sense and sensibility of her actions and feelings. Finally, her judgment... ... middle of paper ... ...ves; and her whole heart became, in time, as much devoted to her husband, as it had once been to Willoughby.” (203.III.
Austen satirises all these areas of life back then to show how pathetic people could be just to look better than everyone else. Jane Austen gently satirises Mrs Bennet, by showing the constant mention of her nerves and her attempt to get all her daughters married. Mrs Bennet is a miraculously tiresome character in the story. Mrs Bennet got married to Mr Bennet because of her looks not because of her brains. Mr Bennet is quite sarcastic to her; in the story when Mrs Bennet is excited about the new occupants of Netherfield estate, Mr Bennet doesn't really seem interested.